Red Mountain Syrah

Wrapping up wine bloggers conference #WBC18 in Walla Walla, Washington. I arrived back home in Houston, Texas very late Sunday evening, and completely exhausted. BUT…filled with lots of good memories, and tasting some of Washington state’s best wines! Unfortunately, I did NOT get the opportunity to check out Red Mountain AVA and only tasted a few of their awesome wines. However, I knew back home in Houston, one of my favorite wine shop’s Vinology, had a bottle of  Hedges Family Estate 2013 Red Mountain Syrah waiting for me. So Monday afternoon I kicked back, relaxed, and opened my bottle of Red Mountain 100% Syrah…100% wonderful, and paired this fine wine with some easy-to-make lamb chops.

Yes! Lamb is easy to make, I use Penzeys spices… so cooking at home is made super easy… AND, Penzeys makes a wonderful “lamb seasoning”. With a small rack of lamb, I just added juice from one squeezed lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper, then massaged lamb with Penzeys seasoning. Popped lamb in the oven, baking for 40-45 minutes at 375°.

 

 

 

Oh là là!! Que será será… Lamb always tastes better with an outstanding Syrah!

Purchased Hedges Family Estate 2013 Red Mountain Syrah @VinologyHouston for $37.00

I had a fabulous time at the wine bloggers conference #WBC18  in Walla Walla, and can’t wait to tell you more about their stellar wines, and the trip. Stay tuned!

 

Instagram

  • Shared my thoughts this evening on Lewis Wines and their Texas Rosé for the #Txwine Twitter Tuesday happy hour. I found this bargain Texas wine at Kroger on 11th street in the #HoustonHeights for $13.99.  This Rosé label art was created by Katelyn McPherson from Lubbock. I love the artwork, as well as ❤️ the wine. #Txwine #texashighplains #texashighplainsgrapegrowers #txrosé #texaswine
  • Sautéed scallops in olive oil, garlic, a touch of cayenne in a lemon butter sauce... over spaghetti. #sautédscallops #spaghetti #lemonbuttersauce  #cookingathome
  • Since I’m little bit under the weather today and can’t physically go out and enjoy a good margarita on National Margarita Day, I scrolled through my favorite pictures and found this photo from my sister Catherine’s 50th birthday celebration with her godmother Cookie. My sister Catherine loves margaritas and the La Posta Mesilla makes the best! Yes, the best margaritas ever! Happy Margarita Day! #nationalmargaritaday #margarita #margaritaday #lapostamesilla #mesillanewmexico #lapostademesilla #lapostademesillarestaurant #newmexico #newmexicotrue
  • Today is National California Day. Earlier in the week, I tasted this delicious Kokomo Winery Chardonnay. #nationalcaliforniaday #kokomowinery #kokomochardonnay #sonomacounty #russianrivervalley #winesfromcalifornia #californiawines #californiawinecountry #californiawinery
  • Happy 50th anniversary Ponzi Vineyards! So honored to be included in today’s lunch celebration and tasting event. Loved ❤️ hearing about your family’s love, passion in grape growing and winemaking traditions. #weareponzi #ponzivineyards #ponzivineyards50th #ponzichardonnay #ponzipinotnoir #ponzipinot #ponzipinotgris #chardonnay #chardonnaylovers #chardonnaylover
  • Tried something new today Bee Friendly wine by @beesboxwines their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Love the sustainability focus and save the bees 🐝 initiative. All the way, good wine🍷 #beesboxwines #beesbox #savethebees #savethebees🐝 #chardonnay #pinotnoir #sustainability #wine #winelover #beefriendly #beefriendlywines
  • Of course, celebrated National Drink Wine Day with my best wine buds! #vinologyhouston #cantelewines #nationaldrinkwineday #wine #wineday #nationalwineday #nationalwineday🍷
  • In the middle of Fredericksburg, Texas wine country...there is the Safari Winery tasting room. Some of their wines are imported from Chile and Safari Winery markets these wines here in Texas. I thought the wines were great. Although these wines are not true Texas wines, Safari’s tasting room experience was wonderful, friendly and inviting. Kudos to Safari winery for an exceptional wine tasting experience. I will come back and visit again. #safariwinery #fredericksburgtexas #texaswinecountry

Follow Me!