Cakebread Cellars

One of my earliest recollections of Cakebread is one of my fondest memories of this wine. Years ago, back in my novice drinking days, after a long day at work I decided to open up a bottle of wine while I started dinner. It was toward the beginning of the week, a Tuesday at best. When my husband walked in from work, I poured him a glass as well. He took a sip and immediately says, “wow this is really good, what did you open?” My reply, “Not sure, something cake??” I assumed I had opened the other wine brand that has “cake” in their name. When my husband noticed it was Cakebread, all he could do was laugh and from there on out, Tuesday became our day of the week to open up the good stuff. This 2017 Chardonnay is no exception and perfect to jump starting the summer.

I immediately thought of a classic, traditional Chardonnay the moment this wine hit my mouth. Barrel aged for 8 months in 36% new French Oak, it shows off its richness and creamy goodness instantaneously, with pear and minerality rounding out the flavors. Ripe apple, saline, hints of floral and citrus notes flirt with your senses. Take your time with this one, it’s a fun one to sip and swirl. Continue reading “Cakebread Cellars”

Bottle Barn-Where Wine Country Buys Wine

Bottle Barn. Where have you been all my life? Located in the heart of Sonoma County, with nearly 30 years’ experience, this is the place to buy high quality, affordable wines in a seamless manner. Conveniently located in the wine country, Bottle Barn has trusted relationships with local producers, big and small, so you know you are getting an exceptional selection with fair prices in mind.

You can now purchase these great wines online! You can shop by the bottle or purchase a themed six pack (with free shipping) ranging from domestic wines to a Spanish exploration, a taste of France, tour of Italy or sparkling wines. Some pretty fun options to choose from. There are also “barnburners” each week so keep an eye out for those deals.

It gets better! As part of the online site, they have created Wine Country Forward where 1% of all purchases will be donated to local organizations. We all know California has been through a great deal of devastation the last couple of years. This is an opportunity to help the Santa Rosa community rebuild and grow stronger and you get something out of it too, wine. 😉

Check them out online. I’m confident you’ll find something to entice your palate. AND, use discount code BROOKE10 to get 10% off your first purchase! You can also follow them on Instagram, @btlbarn. With the holidays just around the corner, literally, the timing is perfect to find your favorite wines to share with the people you love. Cheers!

~B