Welcome, I’m Rosa Chalekian. I’m a mother, a wife and someone who loves wine, food and travel.
Even though I’m a professional in the financial industry for the last decade, I discovered my true passion is wine. I do not consider myself a wine expert, and I am not a sommelier… yet. I believe wine is something that should be discovered, enjoyed, and shared. Please join me in my journey as I share my experiences and travel the world through a wine glass. I look forward to raising a glass with you soon. Cheers!
The wine was produced from three different estate sources and blended together to make a very complex, concentrated and dense wine that is everything you expect in a $100+ bottle from the Napa Valley, because this is what it is.
Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for all of the good things we have. On a holiday like Thanksgiving, you may find it extremely difficult to find the perfect wine to serve with your dinner. Rather than trying to pair…
The phrase “Bordeaux-style red blend” may be used informally to describe red wines produced from a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and to a lesser extent Carmenère and Malbec.
The Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the Paso Robles appellation have an intense fruit flavor profile, powerful tannin, and bright acidity levels. Cabernet Sauvignon grape vines were planted in the 1970s, and soon after, the Paso Robles Cabernet wine gained popularity worldwide.
Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Pinots from cooler regions like Sonoma Coast are lighter-bodied and display more red fruit, floral notes and have brighter acidity, often with a dash of minerality.
The dry, refreshing, pink wines of Provence may not be complicated or heady, but they are certainly lovely. These brightly flavored, yet pale colored wines are full of crisp acidity with light touches of tart red berries and citrus fruit.
There’s an ideal place for a wine to thrive, a part of the world where soil, water, climate and people come together to create a varietal of singular distinction. Criterion is your guide, the benchmark by which all others are measured.