It’s never too hot to enjoy red wine from the California Wine Club {10% off coupon code}

hot bulldogMy husband, Paul, and I had just returned from Hawaii (more on that soon!), where we enjoyed some amazing chilled white and rosé wines. So when the package from the California Wine Club showed up with two reds – a Le Vigne Winery 2007 Kiara Private Reserve Zinfandel and a Le Vigne Winery 2007 Kiara Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – I was a little hesitant. It was so darn hot here in our temporary apartment in Boulder, Colorado that the last thing I wanted to drink was a heavy red wine.

Well, after one sip, I didn’t care. This month’s California Wine Club choices from Le Vigne Winery were out of this world. Both reds would be terrific with burgers, pasta with a meat sauce, or even barbecue. As usual, California Wine Club was right on the mark with an excellent couple of choices for the season.

More about this month’s wines from California Wine Club

Le Vigne Winery 2007 Kiara Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has three Silver Medals from the Taster's Guild International Wine Competition, California State Fair, and Jerry Mead's New World Wine Competition. It also has two Bronze Medals from the Orange County Fair and the Dallas Morning News Competition.

  • Year: 2007
  • Winery: Vigne Winery
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Region: Paso Robles & Central Coast
  • Description: Aromas of dried black cherries waft from your glass of this Reserve Cabernet. On the palate, cherry, black olive, mocha and nutmeg notes framed by mature tannins. A terrific choice with beef of all kinds and pasta with a red meat sauce. We had it with venison and sweet potato fries – delicious!
  • Retail price per bottle: $23.00 – Sale price: $11.99

Le Vigne Winery 2007 Kiara Private Reserve Zinfandel is a three time Silver Medal winner from the Taster's Guide International Wine Competition, the California State Fair, and the Long Beach Grand Cru.

  • Year: 2007
  • Winery: Le Vigne Winery
  • Varietal: Zinfandel
  • Region: Paso Robles & Central Coast
  • Description: Red berry aromas and flavors are bursting from this Reserve Zin. Notes of white pepper lead to a long finish that is rich in vanilla. You can drink now or hold on to it for up to five years. (Drink NOW for goodness sakes!)
  • Retail Price per bottle: $24.00 – Sale Price: $11.

Both were excellent “sipping wines” to enjoy before dinner, too.

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Disclosure: I received wine from California Wine Club to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

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