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Here we are…Must. Have. Wine.’s first official wine review. I do believe a little introduction of our “wine reviews” is necessary so you know what to expect of this delightful and fun addition to our blog. We will post a review twice each week-one on Wine Wednesday and Fridays so you can be ready for your big weekend! One review from me. One review from Trina. Since we are not yet wine tasting experts, Trina and I just want to tell you we enjoyed a certain wine that is budget-friendly and conveniently located for most of us all over the country. As part of our review, we will include reviews from actual wine experts and let you read for yourself as well as some facts from the label’s website and/or bottle.
For my very first pick, I picked up a bottle I’d been musing for some time now. Maybe it’s the label which whisked me far away from that Walmart wine aisle to a Parisian cafe. She gets it. Lulu B “understands you need a little “Girlfriend Therapy” time“. Not much moms would rather do after the kiddos go to bed than to share a glass of wine with our best girls! And when we don’t have the time for that; a glass of this red and a good book, or an episode of Nashville, is pretty darn good too!
The first sip was a delight. It went down silky smooth and I was both excited and surprised to find that I really enjoy a pinot noir! I can honestly say I will buying many more bottles of this fun and satisfying wine.
Mommoisseurs Mommy-Approved Score: 5 STARS
Price: $10 or less
Where I found it: Walmart
Reviews from wine experts:
From Wine and Good Food blog: Lulu B. Pinot Noir pours a bright ruby in the glass. The nose is straight-forward with aromas of sweet dark berries, plum, and cherries. The smooth palate is filled with tastes of juicy dark cherries. The cherry flavors continue into the silky finish and are followed by a hint of spice.
From The Reverse Wine Snob blog: Yes, we did indeed find another nice Pinot Noir for under $10!
Tasting note from Natalie MacLean’s delicious wine picks and pairings site: Bright cherry and raspberry notes with wisp of vanilla smoke running through it. Medium-bodied and silky. This is a terrific wine for potlucks and informal get-togethers with good friends. Food matches: roast beef, game, grilled chicken, pizza.
From the Lulu B. Website:
Tasting Notes: This is a rich, fruit forward style of Pinot Noir with hints of dark berries, black cherries and chocolate. A medium bodied wine with a full, silky finish leaving you wanting more.
Food Pairing: Enjoy a glass on its own, and when you are enjoying salad, pasta, lightly sauced dishes. Great with seafood too!
Lulu B. also available in Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec.
Lulu B., I think we’ll be great friends!