If you’ve been following my blog you know I love wine. But, even I, who taste a lot of wines when I travel tend to get into a wine rut when I’m home. I go to the store and buy the same brand because I know I like it, and while that can be a good thing, it also means I tend to be less adventurous when purchasing wines.
When Wine Trees contacted me about tasting wines from Pacific Crest Wine Co. and Oregon Trails Wine Co. I was thrilled as I’ve never tasted wines from these wineries.
Pacific Crest Wine Co. with Wine Trees
What bottle did I open first? The McNary Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 by Pacific Crest Wine Co. (Columbia Valley)
Washington produces some amazing wines, and I found the cabernet sauvignon to have a lovely profile. Full-bodied with notes of black currant, and a hint of clove. Usually, I like to drink this varietal with food, but I found it the perfect wine to drink without tasty nibbles. But, per usual after the first glass, I did break out the cheese, as wine and cheese are the perfect pair! It seriously made me wish I had some Cougar Gold Cheddar.
Cool fact: “Pacific Crest Wine Company is a proud sponsor of the Pacific Crest Trails Association and donates a portion of the proceeds of every bottle sold to help the Pacific Crest Trails Association in its pursuit preserving, protecting and promoting the Pacific Crest Trail.”
Oregon Trails Wine Co. with Wine Trees
Next, I opened the Pinot Noir 2016 by Oregon Trails Wine Co. (Willamette Valley)
Honestly, I haven’t found too many Oregon pinot noirs I didn’t like. The Willamette Valley has the perfect growing temperatures for this varietal, and this wine did not disappoint. For those not familiar with pinot noir, they are lighter bodied than other red wines. I enjoyed the aromas of cranberry and hints of spice. Once we tasted this wine, we fired up the grill and cooked up sirloins for dinner, along with a Ceasar salad. Perfection!
What will I try next? Centennial Trail Chardonnay 2015 by Pacific Crest Wine Co.
I have one wine left to try. It’s a chardonnay, which I don’t drink too much of and I am hoping to share it with a Chardonnay lover. Maybe this Easter weekend will be the perfect time to crack open my next wine adventure.
What is Wine Trees?
The staff at Wine Trees are wine lovers and curate wine from “the world’s most exciting regions.” If you are wondering how much Wine Trees wines cost, their selections have a great price point. As an example, the wines in my box ranged from $16.99 to $20.99. The wines I drink regularly are in that price range. And, since they ship to 37 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, it doesn’t require going to the store.
What is your favorite wine?