What Kristen’s Drinking Friday…

by farrah on February 3, 2012 · 2 comments

Kristen is yet another member of the Most Amazing Mom’s Group (we like to drink!) and I am lucky to call her my friend. She is a teacher and a mama to a gorgeous little girl. I love her sense of style in all things- fashion, food and Bachelor episode critiques.

The Sofia Riesling 2010, Francis Coppola Winery

So, I was at Target the other day buying diapers and fruit snacks and I wandered through the wine aisle.  I saw this absolutely beautiful bottle of white wine and thought to myself, could this wine possibly taste decent?  I have been burned before, and have learned the lesson that cool bottle usually means terrible wine.

But this bottle was just so pretty. Look at that neck, so graceful.  I just knew the wine would be light and delicate (or absolutely un-drinkable!).  And at only $14.99 (which is about $7 more than I usually spend!)  I went for it.

My husband laughed at me when I waxed poetic about how pretty it was, but was pleasantly surprised by the taste. For once my wine instincts were spot on, it WAS light and delicate!  I would describe it as crisp with subtle fruit favors.

Here is what the winery has to say:

 Our Sofia Riesling dazzles with full, ripe fruit flavors balanced by a vibrant acidity. Off-dry in style, this Riesling has an intoxicating perfume of pears and apricots, along with luscious flavors of white peaches, green apples, and a hint of pineapple.

We paired it with an asian honey sesame chicken dish and it was the perfect foil for the pepper kick in the chicken.

If you like a nice crisp Riesling (or have a burning desire to make a 10th grade wine bottle candle holder!) this is a great option.  Cheers!

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1 Danielle February 3, 2012 at 6:08 pm

First of all wine + Target is absolutely amazing. I LOVE Target and go there for everything, food, clothes, books, games, shoes, etc. It’s the one stop shopping place. However we need to go to a liquor store to buy wine. Alcohol isn’t sold in grocery stores here, no clue why they haven’t changed that law yet. It seems like all New Yorkers do is drink. Why make it complicated? I think it might be time to tell my husband we have to move.

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2 farrah February 6, 2012 at 3:24 am

Rats! I was there today and totally forgot to check. Considering SC has gotten on the bandwagon, I do not understand why everyone else hasn’t either!

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