Monday, 7 December 2015

CK Mondavi wines for your holiday gifting! #mgbhgg #ckmondavi

Disclaimer: I was given samples to try for this review, I was not otherwise compensated and all views are my own. Your views may differ, thank you!

What is a Christmas dinner without bringing the host a bottle of red, or white wine? These wines from CK Mondavi, which are 100% American made, present a Scarlet Five and Chardonnay fresh for the gifting!

The Scarlet Five brings many different favourites and flavours to the bottle with, I think, notes of blackberry or plum and I didn't get a sharp bitter aftertaste that I expect from some reds. I am a fan of red and Pinot Noir is my favourite and the Scarlet Five comes quite close to the kind of red that I enjoy with a nice steak or bolognaise.

The Chardonnay is a great example of a simple, white, which pairs with just about everything and had a semi-sweet taste with floral notes and a creamy finish. I liked this with some light cheese, and would be a go-to for any occasions or a good bottle to bring for a hostess gift! In fact, it is recommended with the following: Crem D’or, Brie, Camembert, Munster, Havarti, Mozzarella, Provolone - all cheeses which I love and adore!

I was entertaining some friends the week I got these two bottles to try out and had a good time letting them try it out, too! I did find that actually as well as a main meal, this wine went very well with nuts! Lots and lots of nuts, which I have had out for everyone visiting over the holidays!

The Scarlet Five pairs well with Cambozola, Asiago, Parmesan, Fontina, Ricotta, Brie, Roquette - Brie is my favourite cheese and so this is a perfect match, for me!

I would definitely recommend both the Scarlet Five and the Chardonnay as they fit my idea of a good wine regardless of the food they are paired with, but make a great addition to any gathering. I actually think I might be taking a bottle of the CK Mondavi to my Christmas meal and hopefully everyone will love it just as much as I do!

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Ronnie E. said...

Oh yum.. I'd love to try as well. I was just telling my boyfriend that I had such a craving for some sweet white wine.

Scott said...

We do drink wine occasionally, but they have to be sweet. Reislings go over well here!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

These look like they have some great flavors. They are perfect for pairing up with some delicious holiday dishes.