Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

by Amy

I'm keeping today's post short and sweet. Because, really, an excellent wine just speaks for itself.

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is one of the best whites I've had in a while. 

And I will definitely stock this in my wine fridge. 

Grass and tropical fruit are on the nose. The palate reveals low acid and medium alcohol levels with notes of kiwi, lime zest, and honeydew. This was just delightful to drink, and I plan on pairing this with all kinds of seafood and salads this summer. 

The 2015 vintage is only $18 MSRP, but you can find it here for $14.99. It's so worth it, y'all.


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Clos du Bois Pinot Grigio 2014

by Amy

When it comes to my drink choices, sometimes I'm a broken record. But I don't really mind.
 

Honestly, this isn't a recent phenomenon: I've always been this way. I could quote The Little Mermaid word for word when I was 5 because it was the only movie I'd watch for days on end. Even now, if I like something, even after the 50th time of indulging in it, I'm still gonna love it as much as I did the first time.

This is a great trait to have when you're broke and you don't mind eating beans and rice for days on end. It's not so great when you binge-watch the night away instead of folding the mountain of laundry that you allow to sit in the dryer for an embarrassingly long time. (talking about a "friend" here, guys)

Don't get me wrong: I enjoy trying new things. But some nights, all I want to do is curl up with a nice, comfortable favorite, whether it's a TV show or a drink. And I generally know which varietals are my favorites: Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling really turn my crank. So on this blog, I'm going to do my best to try not to be a broken record, but bear with me if I post about these gems a bit more than some other varietals. 

P.S. You have full permission to suggest new varietals for me to try. In fact, I'd rather you speak now than forever hold your piece!

ANYWAY. Onto this lovely Californian Pinot Grigio.

Clos du Bois' 2014 Pinot Grigio was everything I love about this varietal: it's light, crisp, and just delightful to drink. There's lots of candied lemon on the nose, with notes of grapefruit, ginger, and tiny bit of grass on the palate. This isn't too acidic, so I think it'd be phenomenal paired with sushi or some really aromatic Thai food, like Tom Kha Gai or a green curry. I would order it again in a heartbeat. 

And good news: it's only $11.99


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2014 “La Petite Frog” Picpoul De Pinet

by Amy

Is there any dining establishment that makes you feel as classy and cool as a bistro?

I love the whole experience: sitting outside, sharing appetizers, and sipping wine over lazy conversations and a dinner service that can stretch into a couple of hours. 

Mmm.

Granted, Table 3's location in Nashville isn't as glamorous as a Parisian sidewalk (the lovely view encompasses the parking lot of The Cheesecake Factory and a Chico's), but under the stars and positioning your back to the headlights, you can easily imagine yourself under winding iron trellises and French colonial buildings.

I'm not knocking you, Table 3. Anybody who serves garlic aioli with heaping dishes of frites is OK in my book.

And, of course, the bistro experience isn't complete without some vino.

In a "surprise me!" sort of mood, I recently ordered the house white, which happens to be the 2014 "La Petite Frog" Picpoul De Pinet. And I enjoyed it! Nice citrus on the nose, slightly tart with a little zing of grass and lemon on the palate. I'd order it again, but next time I'd pair it with some oysters—because who can ever get enough oysters?

By now, you should've picked up that this blog is a no-judgment zone—we like good wine, no matter where it comes from. So imagine my surprise when I looked up the "La Petite Frog" when I got home and found this is a boxed wine. But hey, people: you can get 3L of this stuff for $23.99. That's four bottles of wine for $6 each.

Um, yeah. I have no complaints.

If you're looking to stock up on some wine, this might be the ticket! Summer sangria, anyone?


Help others see the light and enjoy economically delicious boxed wine.