Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bear Flag Wines ~ Review

I recently had the pleasure of tasting the two latest additions to the Bear Flag Collection. The Dark Red Blend and their Bright White Blend. Neither is available in my area but I have some wonderful people at Hunter PR that look out for me and offer me the chance to try wines That would otherwise be unavailable to me. Thank You.

The Bright White Blend was crisp and semi sweet. It presents a floral bouquet to the nose with hints of lemongrass. To the palate it reminded me of a buttery chardonnay, but sweeter. Tastes of citrus and spice were also present. With medium body and finish this wine would be delightful with any seafood dish and is light enough to drink on it's own. It is comprised of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer. I would definitely drink this again. I'm really enjoying blends right now.

The Dark Red Blend is made up of Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, and Petit Verdot. It's bold and a blend that offers a dark berry with hints of spice aroma and flavor. It's somewhat complex but not overly so and, like the white, would be good to sip on it's own but can also accompany and enhance a meal. I enjoyed it with some homemade beef stew. YUM!

What interested me most about the wines (prior to tasting) was the unique artwork on the labels.

If this is your first time here (and hopefully it isn't), I'm totally a label buyer. When I see cool labels on the wine shelves they draw me in. I'm more apt to try a new wine based on label and blend than just reading winemakers notes. I'm not saying it's the best way to buy, it's my way. The Bear Flag site has even more artwork for your enjoyment and is definitely worth a peak. Go ahead. Take a look.

Hunter Public Relations graciously sent me these bottles to review. I was not monetarily compensated nor was I required to post anything. The opinions are 100% authentic and solely mine.

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