wine wednesday {clos sainte-anne}

Hello and happy Wednesday! I hope you guys are all having a fast and fun week. Can you believe the holidays are here? As my fave blogger, The District Darlings, said, "Happy Alcoholidays!" I started Wine Wednesday a little early last night and dug into a second bottle of this clos sainte-anne! 

So on that note, here we go! 

BOTTLE: Château du Clos Sainte-Anne

Origin: Bordeaux, France

What is it: Bordeaux Red Blend

Year: 2014

Where to find it: Virgin Wines + WSJ Wines. 

Price Range: $18-22

Thoughts: It's smooth + tarte, with hints of spice. I think it's light enough that it can be mixed with other liquors or *COUGH COUGH* used as in mullen wine. l'd definitely recommend it with a hearty slab of cheese, crackers + olives. Honestly, though, this wine is perfect for the dropping temperatures. Pick up a bottle then try out THIS awesome mulled wine recipe (skip the kirsch + add some extra spice!) 

Become a sommelier: So Bordeaux wine is some of the most expensive and pompous wine that you can buy, apparently, though not as pretentious as Burgundy wine. Some bottles can cost over $1000, and the flavors the originate from here have been sought after by aristocrats and royalties for centuries. The wine is distinct and known by its heavy, full-bodied flavor, high ABV + high acidity. 

Enjoy your Wine Wednesday! 

And ICYMI: I'm learning what goes on behind-the-wine each week with the help of Wine: A Tasting Course. Buy the book and learn right along with me!