Cheers! You made it to Wednesday! Hurrah!
This week’s Wino Wednesday is brought to us by the lovely folks at Qualia Wines:
And here’s a little something something about them:
Qualia ( /ˈkwɑːliə/): is a Latin philosophy term used to refer to our subjective experiences of the world around us – the unique sensation of sight, smell and taste that each individual perceives. At Qualia Wines, this begins in the vineyards, evolves at our Urban Winery in San Francisco, and ends in the glass – where we each understandour own Qualia.
In 2005, Nancy Kivelson and Tom Angstadt found the property that became the Kivelstadt Vineyard, a steeply sloped and rocky estate outside of Glen Ellen that had been organically farmed since its planting in 1997. The couple, with their son, Jordan, as the winemaker, aim to produce fruit that speaks of its terroir, and their passion for food and wine.
Since it’s been a million degrees here (and my apartment is like a hot box) it’s been hard for me to want to drink any reds, but for the sake of reviewing I opened up the Syrah on Monday night. Although it was so warm, I managed to enjoy the red and it’s oh so very berry flavoring. According to the tasting notes there is definitely a hint of blackberry and raspberry and almost the taste of a rhubarb pie (although I’ve never had one before so I can’t totally say). The Syrah definitely left a strong almost bitter taste in my mouth, but not in a bad way. It was definitely a wine to drink on it’s own and not with a meal, the flavor was pretty powerful and tasty. I’m not sure I’d drink this one regularly in the summer but definitely would be a delicious wine to enjoy on a cold evening.
As for the Sauv, I opened it up when I hosted a mini girls wine and cheese night a two weeks ago and it was divine. We paired it with gruyere and gouda (as our cheese to wine wheel suggested) and enjoyed salami and crackers and oh, delightful. The wine is perfectly crisp and completely enjoyable for summertime. It’s not too sweet but rather had almost an apple-like taste with a citrussy finish (if that even makes any sense). It was definitely a hit for me, my friend and for Matt, who’s not a big Sauv fan at all, and that bottle did not last all that long.
So if you’re ever in the San Francisco area, check out Qualia, if not for the adorable logo and name, at least for its delicious taste and perfect summer appeal.
*Qualia Wines sent me the wines for review and all opinions and drinking loveliness were my own*Posted in Wino Wednesday