Normally, I refrain from posting anything that is particular patriotic, political, or US centric because hey – you never know who is reading my blog these days. Today however, I feel like I have a lot to celebrate:
- It’s over 60 degrees in San Francisco and there is no fog on the 4th, which has happened maybe 3 times in the 36 years that I have lived here
- I don’t have to work today horray! Any time I get an extra day off to drink, eat, and play is fine by me!
- There are great tunes playing on KFOG, my local passion radio station. You can listen online too – and I highly recommend it!
So, here I am, making cookies for home made Its Its (if you don’t know what an Its It is, I feel sorry for you! A Bay Area institution, this ice cream sandwich concoction is heaven in a freezer) and I popped open the Domaine Carneros Brut Rose. Domaine Carneros makes some of my favorite domestic bubbly, and I never say no when there is some in the fridge
A pale salmon copper color, this bubbly is 58% pinot noir and 42% chardonnay, where traditionally blanc de noir is all pinot. Crisp and refreshing, there are dry wild strawberries and white peaches. A touch of shale and mineral gives this a nice refreshing body with hints of orange juice (no i did NOT make a mimosa first!) and spicy back notes on the finish. It really is the perfect brunch beverage and I am enjoying it on my lazy summer day.
For $35, this is a MUST BUY if you love bubbly!
Thank you Tattinger (parent of Domaine Carneros) for providing me this yummy treat for today!