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Wines of the Week - #1

When I taste a wine that I really consider outstanding, I want to tell people about it. Shout it out from the rooftops, so to speak.

So, here I am on my rooftop shouting: I loved both of these wines!

At the Slow Bowl in Paso Robles a week ago, my sister and I wanted to start out with a white wine, but not a chardonnay. Although I still like good chards, I've been there and done that.

So, Shannon poured us each a glass of 2007 Peachy Canyon Viognier. Wow! We both loved it!


Here is what Peachy Canyon says about the viognier:

2007 Viognier
Smells like a bowl full of tropical fruits followed with bright and crisp flavors. Peaches, pineapples, bananas and other citrus notes make up the flavors and aromas. There is a slight hint of oak to give the wine a bit of tannin on the palate and some minimal spice aromas.

Although it seems expensive at $25 a bottle (I have only found it on sale on the winery website), I am going to keep my eye out for some discounted bottles. Because it was really GOOD!

My second pick of the week also came from Paso Robles - I bought it at the PR Vons on my way out of town because it was on sale. 2005 Opolo Sangiovese. Another Wow!


This is from the Opolo website:

2005 Sangiovese
The Sangiovese is a full bodied wine featuring fruit forward characteristics of raspberry and black cherry. It is easy to drink and has soft tannins and subtle oak nuances. This is a very food friendly wine. It is great with red tomato based sauces, sausage, peppers, pizza and even hearty enough to pair with lamb, veal or braised beef.

I have tasted quite a few bottles of sangiovese lately, but this one surpassed them all. If you get a chance, give it a try. $24 a bottle on the winery website, but you can find it for less at other locations.

Every so often, I will post another couple of wines that I have really liked. Stay tuned!

Peachy Canyon Winery

Opolo Vineyards

Comments (4)

I don't believe I've had either. I'll have to check them out. Thanks, Nancy.


We have some fond memories, and some empty bottles, of wine tasting at Peachy Canyon.

Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading more of your reviews. I've not tried wine from either of these wineries.

Thanks for highlighting the Peachy Canyon. It was a tasty wine. I don't know if you can get it anywhere besides the winery. I've only found their zins in the stores.

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