Since the post before this one was becoming a mile long, I decided to divide it into two posts.
Another day we stopped in at Imbibe Wine and Spirits Merchant, a local place to hang out, drink wine, store wine, or take it and go. Natalie had two drinking cards left from another trip there with her friend Misty. So we used these up before she moved to Missouri the next weekend.
We had this 2013 Presqu'ile Pinot Noir Rose', a wine dedicated to the memory of a family home on the Gulf Coast destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This wine is a crisp, fresh and fruity wine. So good!
I tried a 2008 Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon ($32). It's a Cab that is soft, smooth and silky. You'll finish it quickly! These wines are in a glass case at Imbibe and you put the wine glass up to a spigot and a certain amount is dispensed depending on the value of the wine. This bottle was messy! Sorry about that!
This is a 2012 Kanzler Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast ($52). This wine is in high demand and is only allocated to their wine club members. If you want it, go to their website and email them. You might get some! It's delicious! Read the tasting notes by clicking on the name.
We found this really cool, hip wine bar in downtown Bakersfield named Wall St. Cafe and frequented it twice before leaving for Missouri. Bakersfield so needed this place. Good job guys! Hope your days are long and easy!
Just a glimpse of what it looks like and what they serve! We had four different wines during the two times we stopped in.
This is a 2012 Saved Magic Maker out of Oakville , CA. This rose' is delicate and very dry. It's known as "a pink wine for tough guys". Notice the very artistic label by Scott Campbell, a internationally known tattoo artist. He has expanded to other mediums such as graphite, watercolor paint, gold, eggshells and currency. His work is exhibited in private and public collections worldwide. Check out their website. It's small, sweet, and simple. Love the story line that Clay said, "If you love what you do, you never have to go to work"! Awesome wine guys!
The next wine we tried at Wall St. Cafe was a 2012 Arrogant Frog Sauvignon Blanc ($10). You have to go to their website. It is so darn cute! Turn up the speakers! This wine is from Penezas, France. It's typically French, but leaps out of the glass with New World attitude! And it's easy to open the screw-top bottle!
This is a 2012 Rob Murray Force of Nature Chardonnay ($22.50) from the Santa Maria Valley. I would purchase this again. Love the label too!
Last is this bottle and I don't know why I didn't take a picture of the front! So here is one from the internet!
This is a 2011 Bolgheri Vermentino ($22), a white wine from Italy! It was given wonderful reviews online and I agree totally. Floral and refreshing, smooth texture with lemon and a hint of white peach.
So that's Bakersfield! I miss Natalie's friends! Hope to see you again someday (possibly in Newport Beach for a vacay)!