The wine from Lula Cellars arrived just as we walking out the door to enjoy a relaxing weekend with friends in San Diego. A bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, Rosato, and Gewürztraminer were quickly packed in ice and snuggled safely into the trunk for the journey south. Thanks Lula Cellars for coming up with our hostess gifts! The wines were each lovely. Well-balanced, complex, and except for the Gewürztraminer, pleasantly dry (Gewürztraminers aren't known for being dry, so this isn't a bad quality).
At about 4:00 PM we opened the Sauvignon Blanc and sat by the pool. Just so you know, on Fridays you don't ever have to wait until 5:00 to start drinking wine. We grabbed pieces of shade under palm trees in the ocean breeze swept hills of Point Loma and caught up on life before heading to OB Noodle House for an amazing meal of lettuce wraps, spring rolls, and pho.
The next day we headed east and into the fantastic 94-degree dry heat of El Cajon. We love that weather so much! La Mesa, our hometown, had hot summers too and there's something about it that makes us so happy. We sipped the Rosato, which was accompanied by the best street tacos we may have ever tasted in our lives. Even as LA residents we know still know that San Diego Mexican food is just hands down the best.
The Gewürztraminer was savored...ummm....trying to remember that part of the weekend. Ladies...a little help?
Once the weather cools down and fall grips the California grapevine, we're hoping to venture up to Anderson Valley in Mendocino County to walk the grounds of Lula Cellars and do some more serious wine tasting. Until then, here's a link to their website to pick up some bottles of your own: Lula Cellars.
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