California Wine Club Review- Tangent & Trenza Wineries

Well, the time has finally arrived… my last review for the California Wine Club, I have enjoyed this “assignment” immensely! It has given me a chance to learn more about wine, in general, and more specifically, the local CA wines that are so plentiful here. If they ever need someone to review their wines in the future, you can bet I will be first in line. The company has been a pleasure to work with, the wine shipments have all arrived on time, and I must add they are packaged very well. Kudos to the California Wine Club for a job well done!

For the past three months, I have been trying out the California Wine Club’s PremierClub:

“Our Premier Club is a great way to learn about wine and the California wine scene, perfect for the wine novice or aficionado. Just $49.95* per month includes shipping and handling. *Plus sales tax where applicable.

Exciting Wine Of The Month Club Deliveries Include:
Each wine club shipment includes two bottles of award-winning wine and our detailed and beautiful 12-page, full color publication, Uncorked.Uncorked offers an up-close and personal look at the family behind the wines plus tasting notes, recipes, wine luminary interviews, games and so much more.”

Since I am new to the whole wine scene, I have found the Premier Club very helpful for a novice like me. I am also learning a lot about wines by following @cawineclub, & @boringwineguy on Twitter. The Boring Wine Guy’s Facebook page has a plethora of great wine info also!

This month, I got to try 2 fabulous wines from the San Luis Obispo region. If you have ever visited this area, you know it is breath-taking… and so were these wines!

First up, we have Tangent 2010 Viognier. Tangent is a “cutting-edge winery, dedicated to the exploration and creation of cool-climate alternative whites.” These wines differ from most, in that they are made without the influence of oak and have screw caps. I was eager to try this white wine. This Viognier is full-bodied and complex, as I opened it, I was met with the fragrance of apricots and lychees… it smelled amazing! The taste was like nothing I had experienced before. It has a very rich flavor, I could definitely taste peaches (YUM!) and something else I couldn’t quite place… but I knew I liked it! This wine would go great with any meal.

Next up, I got to sample Trenza, Mourvedre-Syrah-Grenache 2009. This wine blew my mind! Like the first one, this wine is very different from anything I have tried in the past. Trenza, (Spanish for Braid,) is a winery “dedicated to the production of unique New World blends.” This wine is a combination of three varieties, and it is a winner! When I opened this one, I was met with the fragrance of berries and mocha… it was heavenly! It tasted like berries…blueberries, raspberries and vanilla…with a hint of toasty oak. This may be my favorite out of all the ones I have sampled. We enjoyed it with a meal of grilled shrimp and burgers. You can’t go wrong with this one!

The California Wine Club (http://www.cawineclub.com) has been kind enough to offer a discount code to my readers! YAY! All new  club members or gift givers will get 4 bottles for the price of 2 when they sign up. There is no obligation to continue after the first month.  Just use the code: powers12 at checkout.

Thanks to the California Wine Club for allowing me to introduce my readers to these terrific, local wines. I hope my readers have enjoyed reading and learning about what the California Wine Club has to offer as much as I have. Please drink responsibly!!!

Y’all take care,

The Cookin’ Mama  😀

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