I love getting my wine delivered to my door.  There is really no other way to say that.  When I hear that “knock knock” on my door and the delivery driver is standing there with my California Wine Club box I get all giddy!  It is so great to not have to wander around the BevMo or Costco wine section scratching my head over what to choose.  And I’ve tried some wines that I never would have considered before.  It’s fabulous.

This was month two of my three month Premier Membership trial.  In this shipment I received the Castoro Cellars 2010 “Blind Faith” Paso Robles Pinot Noir and their 2010 Paso Robles Gewurztraminer.  Neither one of these varieties ever would have crossed my mind before, yet I loved them both!  I do believe the Pinot Noir is my new very most favorite bottle of wine and fully plan on reordering more bottles at the California Wine Club’s special price.

Savor the concentrated fruit aromas that are a hallmark of Castoro’s “Blind Faith” Pinot Noir. On the palate, you’ll find black cherry and tea notes, toasty, smoky flavors and every reason to take another sip!

This wine was just released, so no awards or reviews are available, but expect some great kudos. Pedigree: the ’09 won two Gold Medals, three Silver and two Bronze.

I am not a very good wine expert (although I’m learning!) so I don’t really know how to describe this Pinot Noir other than to say it felt heavy on my tongue and was just a very delicious wine.  It was so smooth to drink that I finished it off without taking a picture (oops)!

I am thoroughly enjoying my Premier Membership and I think it would make a fabulous gift for anyone who likes to drink wine.  The monthly newsletter, Uncorked is really fun to read since it has winery histories and stories about the families that own them.  There is recipes and food pairings that make even a novice feel like an expert.  I should be receiving my final shipment of their prize winning Holiday wines any day and I am SO EXCITED!

Last month I was able to giveaway a one month membership to try out the club and if you happened to miss it (how sad a panda were you?) then head over to my friend Jessica’s blog and you can enter her California Wine Club Giveaway instead.