Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weekend Wine Reviews #14

  Sofia, Blanc de Blanes, California 2007, Francis Coppola. $11.40This was our New Year’s Even wine instead of Champagne.  We say:  Sweet, fruity, almost like a sparkling gewurztraminer. Buy again:  Yes, if we are in the mood for a sparkling wine. 

 

 

Double Dog Dare Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc.  California.  $3.99.  We say:  weak, water, tastes cheap (which it was!). Buy again:  No.

13 comments:

Joanne said...

I love sparkling wine! Definitely going to have to try that first one.

Kim said...

I love sparkling wine, especially if it's in a pretty bottle like that.

Judi said...

Have you visited the Coppola winery? Pretty building and grounds. I couldn't try the wine that day but I'm sure it must be good.

shabby girl said...

Too bad about Double Dog...Such a cute label.
Pretty glass for the Sofia.

Andrea said...

I'd almost buy that Double Dog Dare wine just for the name! We stopped the Valley of the Moon winery a couple of weeks ago and picked up some of their sparkling wine. I don't drink champagne all that often but when I do I love this.

buffalodick said...

Wine not?

sherry said...

Such a beautiful photo of the Coppola sparkling wine. I love the label on that wine, too.

A Year on the Grill said...

I am not a sparkling wine fan, but the double dog is the type I like to buy... sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you have risotto stock

Celestial Charms said...

I think the label on the Sofia bottle is very pretty. Wouldn't mind a taste of that right now.
Maureen

Chris said...

I feel so lame reading your wine reviews. We always just get Berringer since I'm only using it for cooking.

zurin said...

Beautiful bottles and glasses!

Michelle said...

Double Dog Dare....LOLOLOOLOL! I didn't even think they made wine for less then $5 a bottle any more!

theUngourmet said...

That first label is so pretty! It would definitely catch my eye. Glad to hear it's a nice choice. I'll have to see if I can find it!