Posts tagged #chardonnay

Peggy et Jean Pascal Buronfosse Côtes du Jura "Marcus Térentius Varro"

Peggy et Jean Pascal Buronfosse marissa ross

Ah, the Mrs. Robinson of wines. Peggy et Jean Pascal Buronfosse's Côtes du Jura Marcus Térentius Varro smells familial and safe, like flat Martinelli's in your glass you're still happy to drink at your grandma's house surrounded by relative strangers. But it unexpectedly strikes you, so angular and controlled, and at the same time, a bit slutty, spilling over itself in small doses of sensual oak and oxidation. It's the acidic unzip of the dress, it's the clean salinity of the aquamarine pool, it's the warm flash of the tan-lined flesh. It's Anne Bancroft's eyes zeroing in on you, all-knowing and conniving with a cat and mouse playfulness you are more than willing to fall victim to. Heaven holds a place for this Chardonnay. And Anne Bancroft. 🙏🏼🥂🙏🏼

Also, fuck the fact that Bancroft was only six years older than Hoffman in The Graduate and yet the film portrays her as twenty years his senior. HERE'S TO YOU MRS. ROBINSON. YOU'RE DELICIOUS. 🙌🏼

Rebel Coast's Sunday Funday


Rebel Coast's Sunday Funday
Region: Sonoma, California
Retailer: Sip! Wines' "Blends Have More Fun" Trio

And stay tuned for the rest of my reviews of the "Blends Have More Fun" trio!

I moved into my new house last year, in the dead end of the dog days of summer. It was far too hot to enjoy my backyard but now that spring is here and it's 76 and sunny, I'm trying to spend at least a couple hours every day out here. And many, many hours on Sundays. 

So this bottle of Sunday Funday defintely spoke to me when I opened up my "Blends Have More Fun" trio from Sip! Wines. 

Sip! Wines curates different trios of wine, all with fun, clever themes like "California Coast Road Trip", "Everything Is Coming Up Rosé" and "Play Your Chards Right". The trios are shipped straight to your door-- or your hotel if you have a trip coming up-- and are equipped with tasting notes, pairing ideas and information on the wineries. It's pretty sweet, and I'm super stoked to have three new blends to try.

And today, while my boyfriend pours mulch,
I'm pouring Sunday Funday.
Which wins best label designs.

First of all, the front side has everything illustrated that I love on it (besides my pets and my boyfriend and my sister and my Adidas Boosts). Then the back is basically a pass to do whatever you want to do with your day because the boys at Rebel Coast are proud of you, "even if your neighbors think otherwise". THEN you can PEEL OFF THAT LABEL and you HAVE A FUNNY TO-DO LIST! 

This would be the best gift wine ever just because the label is so fun. Take it to a picnic or a girls' night and complete the To-Do list! For me! Because I only have one ex from high school and he stalked me so I can't ever send him a selfie or even a pleasant "Hope you're well!", and the only public fountain near me is literally surrounded by punk vagrants, and my mom isn't on Facebook. 

The Sunday Funday has a stainless steel Chardonnay base, with Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. I'm not a huge Chardonnay fan, and this tastes mostly like Chardonnay, but the good kind of Chardonnay. It's not buttery or oaky (RE: stainless steel tanks bro), just straight up tropical notes. Lovers of fruitier white wines, this is for you. It's easy drinking with subtle complexity, so you can have a conversation about the palate or just drink the hell out of it. 

Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier are all considered very middle ground in terms of dry to sweet wines. If you're a fan of Moscatos and sweet Rieslings, this would be a fantastic bridge wine into new, drier varietals because it's really not that dry, and it's very juicy. My sister-in-law who I had to nearly fist fight to drink a Pinot Grigio would really love this. 

Give it a little time to open up and the fruit flavors become much more cohesive and smooth. Also a huge benefit of this wine is that I think it tastes better between cold and room temperature.

For my personal taste, this wine had a little too much fruit and viscosity on its own to just chug in the sun. But an added ice cube and a bag of Rusty's Island Potato Chips made it a perfect picnic for ONE. AKA ME. AKA ME RIGHT NOW. AKA ME FOR THE NEXT THIRTY SUNDAYS.



Tasting Notes: Smells like Viognier, tastes like Chardonnay and finishes like a Sauvignon Blanc-- Peach blossoms on the nose, pulpy Pineapple and Gala apples on the palate with a citrus melon musk finish. Very well balanced. I see this being a crowd pleaser at any weekend gathering.


Paired: Graham Beck Brut Rosé & Girls' Album

graham beck brut rosé

For Valentine's Day, I couldn't think of a better pairing than Girls' Album and the Graham Beck Brut Rosé. "Lust For Life" is one of my favorite songs ever. It's such a silly "girly" song, while still being beautiful and even a bit poignant. The lyrics just fucking get me. It's all about having a boyfriends, wines, suntans, beach houses, pizzas-- basically everything I live for. It's the best song for putting on repeat and drinking too much wine with your girlfriends with and dancing your ass off in the living room.

The Graham Beck is a super dry and bubbly Rosé from South Africa (man, I am ON ONE with these South African Rosés lately). The color of it is the most beautiful, perfect, soft salmon. I'm not a huge fan of pink, but god damn do I love a good salmon hue. And it's so delicious. This 54% Pinot Noir and 41% Chardonnay blend tastes like a bright summer afternoon munching on watermelon and fresh picked grapefruits in a bikini with your best friends. The carbonation is bold, which I love, with a really fresh finish. Overall, this is a very enjoyable wine. Even my boyfriend, who is not a huge fan of sparkling wines or Rosés, had two glasses. 

You can pick up the Graham Beck at Whole Foods. Might have to pick up another bottle for lunch, with a pizza and a beach house, preferably. 

Chardoncrayyy Bourbon Punch Recipe

Chardoncrayyy Bourbon Punch
• 2 bottles of chilled, not oaky/buttery Chardonnay
• 1 12-oz. bottle of chilled Rose’s grenadine
• 2 & 1/2 cups of chilled Bulleit bourbon
• 1 cup chilled orange juice
• 1 cu.p chilled cranberry juice

• 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
• 7 cups of ice cubes
• 2 12-oz. chilled can of Sprite
• 1 cup chilled club soda

Don’t let this punch’s Barbie coral pink color fool you— this shit is not fruity. Also, don’t be put off by the excessive Chardonnay. As you know, I’m not really that into Chardonnays, but this is soso good. A huge crowd pleaser that is refreshing and light but will get you fucking drunk

Posted on December 1, 2013 .