I’m a simple kind of girl, meaning on Friday evenings a patio and glass (or two) of wine make me the happiest! Many of our Friday evenings are spent right in our very own backyard, patio style winding down and sipping on our favorite wine! My bond with wine started some years ago, and since I’ve never looked back (only forward, actually straight into my local grocery store and to the wine isle)! In fact, 9 out of 10 grocery trips you can find the hubs spending 100% of his time in the meat department or wine isle (priorities, right???). I should mention, we do not know everything about wine (maybe one day) but we do know the smell and taste of a good one once opened! Just like any off the shoulder top or spring dress post, I simply wanted to share my opinion on one of my favorite red wines today!
If you are looking for both a serious and playful wine, look no further than Conundrum Red! You won’t find quite the punch and volume of a Cabernet, but this red blend is a budget friendly, quality wine created from dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. This wine draws you in with aromas of dark German chocolate (mmm…), rich berries, plums, and fresh lavender. It’s earthy scent coupled with just the right amount of oak and a wisp of smokiness, will make you think you are sitting by a campfire in the woods. It’ll leave you with a smooth finish and just the right amount of flavor to the end of every sip!
Food Pairing: What goes better with a glass of wine and a patio than a grill?! This red is the perfect complement to any grilled meal regardless of your protein selection. My personal fav, a Prime beef filet!
Region: Rutherford, California (Napa Valley)
Price Point: The best part…Under $25!!! For my wine drinkers out there, you know that’s a bargain for a good red.
Side Note: I’d suggest you be daring and drink Conundrum Red slightly chilled. You’ll really be able to pick up the profile of the fruits and it’ll drink great any time of year! Cheers to the weekend, friends!
“Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy!” Benjamin Franklin