Monday, December 29, 2008

Arrington Vineyards Arrington, Tennessee

Arrington Vineyards. The closest vineyard to Nashville, Tennessee. I decided since I was in nashville visiting my parents, that I'd take them for a wine tasting at the local winery! And since it was only about 30 minutes away-it was an easy drive and a very nice afternoon outing!

We had a wonderful time! My mom loved it and was very enamored with the property and the lovely ladies who were working that day! The tasting is free-you get 4 tastes of quite a large selection of whites, rose's, red and dessert wines. I chose the reds( Merlot,Cabernet, Syrah and then the KB Cabernet) my mom chose the Chardonnay and the Rose and then jumped to two reds and my designated driver, dad, tasted the Syrah and the KB Cabernet.

I was very impressed and we had a lovely time! I bought a bottle of the Merlot and the KB Cabernet.

It was a very pleasant surprise to find a lovely winery in Tennessee!!! Worth a visit!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

LaFond 2002 Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills

I've had this bottle of 2002 Pinot for a few years. I drove back to Tennessee for the holidays and took quite a few bottle of wine back with me! I really enjoy bringing lovely bottles of wine back to share with my Mom and Dad! And this one was really lovely! Smooth! Wonderful. of course, I'm a bit of a Pinot fan...and you never know how a wine will be after letting it sit for a few years. But i was very happy with this one! I'm trying to get my Mom off the box of wine kick and she really enjoyed this bottle! I got her hooked on the Red Guitar so it's now my mission to bring back bottles and have lots of wine tastings!

Both my dad and mom really enjoyed this bottle! As did I! Of course it wasn't cheap. I can't get the price of this one-but their current Pinot's are about $42.00. A lovely wine!