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Carolyn Hetke

Carolyn Hetke

Chateau Ste. Michelle Rosé 2018

Columbia Valley, Washington, United States
4 days ago

Carolyn scored this wine: 88/100

Tart cherry on the nose and palate. Nice tension and silky and smooth. This is a lovely summer sipper on its own or pair with strawberries and cream cheese. Tasted July 2019. www.thewineloverskitchen.com

Sonoma County Dry Rosé

Simi Sonoma County Dry Rosé Rosé 2018

Sonoma County, California, United States
4 days ago

Carolyn scored this wine: 88/100

Tart red fruit on the nose. Bone dry with notes of dried red fruits on the palate. Silky, smooth mouthfeel. This would disappear quickly at picnic! Try it with cold roast beef. Tasted July 2019. www.thewineloverskitchen.com

4 days ago

Carolyn scored this wine: 89/100

Born to Run is all about the fruit - a blend of California and Washington Cabernet Sauvignon. Lots of raspberry on the nose and palate. It is smooth and nicely structured with polished tannins. This will hold wide appeal as an easy sipper. Medium plus finish. Good value. Steak or grilled portabella called for here. Tasted July 2019. www.thewineloverskitchen.com

Foris Chardonnay 2017

Rogue Valley, Oregon, United States
4 days ago

Carolyn scored this wine: 90/100

2017 was a cooler vintage than previous years in Rogue Valley lending this Chardonnay some nice acidity and tension. Light oak showing on the nose and palate. Aging on the lees adds a bit of texture. Quite bold at 14% ABV with a respectable finish. Pair with grilled chicken. Tasted July 2019. www.thewineloverskitchen.com

Cimal Grenache 2015

La Mancha D.O., Spain
4 days ago

Carolyn scored this wine: 87/100

Four years in this 100% Grenache is full-bodied, grippy and chalky - quite a mouthful. Big and bold it is probably best enjoyed with food. Lamb or beef would be good bets. Tasted July 2019. www.thewineloverskitchen.com

Carolyn Hetke

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Memorable Wine

A Chateaneuf du Pape we had with dinner at Chateau des Fines Roches. I admit the ambiance probably had a lot to do with the 'memorable' part!


First Wine

Probably Baby Duck but in all fairness it would have been at the kid's table at Christmas!


Unusual Wine Experience

Exploring an organic Tuscan winery where there was literally inches of mould on the bottles.


Current Fav Wine

Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Bordeaux.....That is like asking a mother to choose their favourite child!

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award