Simply Sun Signs & 12 Signs Wine


Let me just start out by saying how incredible Marie, Gemini Woman and owner of 12 Signs Wine, is.  I actually found her through her AMAZEBALLS Pinterest.  What a genius she is for combining two of my favorite things in the world; Wine and Astrology.

I had to get my hands on this wine, so I requested the Leo and Scorpio bottle for my friend Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants and I so that I could feature this delicious drink on Simply Sun Signs!  We tried the Pinot Noir first, my bottle, and it was delicious.  A light red with a lot of cherry, and very easy to drink.  The Old Vine Zinfandel was delicious as well.  It was bold, full, and so jammy that it tasted like you could spread that wine on your morning toast. The next night I was over at Whitney's, she had an excellent craft idea to glitter the bottles.  Whitney has crafted this before with champagne bottles, so she thought we should definitely make these bottles even more special to keep.  You can follow the tutorial on Whitney's blog by clicking on this link.

All in all the bottles and packaging are beautiful.  This wine would make a wonderful birthday or anytime gift for anyone, and not to mention a great conversation piece at any dinner table.  Marie has it set up where there are several different options to purchase.  Get your 12 Signs Wine at http://www.12signswine.com/


That's me crafting away on my 12 Signs Wine Scorpio bottle!


Whitney and I's finished project!  How sweet are these?



Below you will find descriptions of your sign, as well as your custom paired wine.  All of what is written below is right off of the 12 Signs Wine website! http://www.12signswine.com/


Aries
 
Old Vine Zinfandel - 2008 Lodi, CA 
Aries is a charismatic and fearless leader.  Not every sign can be as bold and dynamic as the Aries, which is why this big and spicy Zinfandel is sure to light Aries' fire.
When we say Old Vine Zinfandel, we mean old!  This barrel aged wine with ripe red fruit and a peppery spice was made with Zinfandel grapes grown from 120 year old vines, the oldest in the United States. Throw in a lucky 7% Petite Syrah to add some complexity and you have a knockout from start to finish!
COLOR: Deep Garnet
NOSE: Coffee, dark chocolate, green pepper, dried cherries, slight earth tones
PALATE: Velvety and smooth, dark plum, ripe blackberry, boysenberry, and hints of vanilla


Taurus

Cabernet Sauvignon - 2009 Alexander Valley - Sonoma, CA

The earthy and grounded Taurus enjoys the more luxurious sensual pleasures in life, such as fine wine, good food, and nice sheets.  A glass of this rich, classic, and well structured Cabernet Sauvignon, along with a comfy couch, is just what the Bull needs to relax.  
This delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from the prestigious Alexander Valley in Sonoma County has been barrel aged in french oak for 20 months.  On the palate, the rich mouth-coating expression of fruit and dark chocolate mixed with the firm integrated tannins leads to a long, velvety finish. It is perfect to enjoy now or cellar for the years to come. 

COLOR: Deep Garnet
NOSE: Earthy, cigar box, dried herbs, baking chocolate, savory hickory sauce
PALATE: Well structured and dry, plum, baking chocolate, blackberry, and a hint of mint


Gemini
Chardonnay - 2009 Alexander Valley -  Sonoma, CA 

As the jack of all trades the Gemini can easily drink anything put in front of them. A crisp, light, and fruity Chardonnay will keep the Twins' palate perked up and match their butterfly spirit.
   
Five different Chardonnays were used to create this light and refreshing Sonoma Chardonnay.  80% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel to produce crisp, fruity flavors, while the remaining 20% was barrel fermented in French oak to add some weight and slight creaminess.  Flavors of apple, lemon zest, and dried pineapple make this crisp wine perfect for a hot summer day by the pool. 
  
COLOR: Citron
NOSE: Green apple, ripe apricot, white peach, lemon verbena, slight tropical
PALATE: Light and crisp with nice acidity, apple, lemon zest, dried pineapple, and a slight creamy finish


Cancer
Pinot Noir - 2009 Santa Maria Valley, CA 
The sensitive and romantic Cancer needs a wine that will envelop their senses and get them out of their shell. We gave this Pinot Noir lots of tender loving care so that its light bodied sweet side will come out to play.  
Grown from a small vineyard located at the north edge of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail in Santa Barbara County, this delicate Pinot Noir is reminiscent of an elegant French burgundy.  Barrel aged in french oak for 20 months, this wine exhibits a stunning ruby color and delicious notes of red cherry and a hint of spice.
COLOR: Light Ruby
NOSE: Red cherry, strawberry, dried cranberry, prim rose, sweet cedar, and a hint of savory spice
PALATE: Very delicate and elegant, red cherry, raspberry, dried cranberry, dried herbs, and slight vanilla

Leo
Old Vine Zinfandel - 2008 Lodi, CA
For the regal Lion, only the best will do.  Which is why this spicy, irresistible Zinfandel makes a statement almost as big as they do.  It's bold and dramatic taste, with hints of dark chocolate and delicious ripe fruit, is sure to get this cat purring in no time.
When we say "Old Vine" Zinfandel, we mean old!  This barrel aged wine with ripe blackberries and a peppery spice was made with Zinfandel grapes grown from 120 year old vines, the oldest in the United States.  Throw in a lucky 7% Petite Syrah to add some complexity and you have a knockout from start to finish!
COLOR: Deep Garnet
NOSE: Coffee, dark chocolate, green pepper, dried cherries, slight earth tones
PALATE: Velvety and smooth, dark plum, ripe blackberry, boysenberry, and hints of vanilla


Virgo
Cabernet Sauvignon - 2009 Alexander Valley - Sonoma, CA  

Virgos are busy! and when they are not busy, they are busy thinking about what they should be doing.  With all this action, the diligent and helpful Virgo needs a break.  A glass of this delicious and well structured Cabernet Sauvignon is just what Virgo needs to ground down and relax.
  
This classic Cabernet Sauvignon from the prestigious Alexander Valley in Sonoma County has been barrel aged in french oak for 20 months.  On the palate, the rich mouth-coating expression of fruit and dark chocolate mixed with the firm integrated tannins leads to a long, velvety finish. It is perfect to enjoy now or cellar for an important occasion in the years to come.

COLOR: Deep Garnet
NOSE: Earthy, cigar box, dried herbs, baking chocolate, savory hickory sauce
PALATE: Well structured and dry, plum, baking chocolate, blackberry, and a hint of mint


Libra
Chardonnay - 2009 Alexander Valley -  Sonoma, CA
Libras need a wine that is balanced.  When making a Chardonnay, it can be a struggle to find the perfect balance between the creamy and the fruity. This vibrant Chardonnay, with just a hint of oak and lots of bright fruit, will keep the Scales happy.
Five different Chardonnays were used to create this light and refreshing Sonoma Chardonnay.  80% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel to produce crisp, fruity flavors, while the remaining 20% was barrel fermented in French oak to add some weight and slight creaminess.  Flavors of apple, lemon zest, and dried pineapple make this crisp wine perfect for a hot summer day by the pool.   
COLOR: Citron
NOSE: Green apple, ripe apricot, white peach, lemon verbena, slight tropical
PALATE: Light and crisp with nice acidity, apple, lemon zest, dried pineapple, and a slight creamy finish


Scorpio
Pinot Noir - 2009 Santa Maria Valley, CA
It's no doubt that the Scorpio has a high dose of sex appeal... so it only makes sense that their wine would be complex, elegant, and charming, just like this "passion in a glass" Pinot Noir. 
Grown from a small vineyard located at the north edge of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail in Santa Barbara County, this delicate Pinot Noir is reminiscent of an elegant French burgundy.  Barrel aged in french oak for 20 months, this wine exhibits a stunning ruby color and delicious notes of red cherry and a hint of spice.
COLOR: Light Ruby
NOSE: Red cherry, strawberry, dried cranberry, prim rose, sweet cedar, and a hint of savory spice
PALATE: Very delicate and elegant, red cherry, raspberry, dried cranberry, dried herbs, and slight vanilla
Sagittarius
Old Vine Zinfandel - 2008 Lodi, CA
If the Sag isn't busy getting an adrenaline fix or being the life of the party, you can find them wandering the earth in search of...? How about this wine?! Yeah! It's bold, dynamic, and intriguing, just like our notoriously lucky Archer.
  
When we say Old Vine Zinfandel, we mean old!  This barrel aged wine with ripe black fruit and a peppery spice was made with Zinfandel grapes grown from 120 year old vines, the oldest in the United States.  Throw in a lucky 7% Petite Syrah to add some complexity and you have a knockout from start to finish!

COLOR: Deep Garnet
NOSE: Coffee, dark chocolate, green pepper, dried cherries, slight earth tones
PALATE: Velvety and smooth, dark plum, ripe blackberry, boysenberry, and hints of vanilla
Capricorn
Cabernet Sauvignon - 2009 Alexander Valley - Sonoma, CA
The Capricorn means business. And the perfect wine, bottom line, for this strategic high achiever is a reliable and delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.  Time and time again this firm, earthy, well structured wine delivers just what it takes to delight the pragmatic Seagoat.
This earthy Cabernet Sauvignon from the prestigious Alexander Valley in Sonoma County has been barrel aged in french oak for 20 months.  On the palate, the rich mouth-coating expression of fruit and dark chocolate mixed with the firm integrated tannins leads to a long, velvety finish. It is perfect to enjoy now or cellar for an important occasion in the years to come.
COLOR: Deep Garnet
NOSE: Earthy, cigar box, dried herbs, baking chocolate, savory hickory sauce
PALATE: Well structured and dry, plum, baking chocolate, blackberry, and a hint of mint

Aquarius
Chardonnay - 2009 Alexander Valley -  Sonoma, CA
The eccentric Aquarius is usually the sign that stands apart from the crowd.  So why a Chardonnay?  Well, this Chardonnay is unlike the standard issue Oaky/Buttery/Creamy variety. This one is zippy, vibrant, and fruity - which seems to work well for our most quirky sign.  
Five different Chardonnays were used to create this light and refreshing Sonoma Chardonnay.  80% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel to produce crisp, fruity flavors, while the remaining 20% was barrel fermented in French oak to add some weight and slight creaminess.  Flavors of apple, lemon zest, and dried pineapple make this crisp wine perfect for a hot summer day by the pool. 
  
COLOR: Citron
NOSE: Green apple, ripe apricot, white peach, lemon verbena, slight tropical
PALATE: Light and crisp with nice acidity, apple, lemon zest, dried pineapple, and a slight creamy finish
Pisces
Pinot Noir - 2009 Santa Maria Valley, CA
This little fishy needs a wine that is sweet and romantic just like them. And what better wine than this smooth and charming, light bodied Pinot Noir? The Pinot Noir grape is sensitive to its environment, just like the water sign Pisces.  
Grown from a small vineyard located at the north edge of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail in Santa Barbara County, this delicate Pinot Noir is reminiscent of an elegant French burgundy.  Barrel aged in french oak for 20 months, this wine exhibits a stunning ruby color and delicious notes of red cherry and a hint of spice.
 
COLOR: Light Ruby
NOSE: Red cherry, strawberry, dried cranberry, prim rose, sweet cedar, and a hint of savory spice
PALATE: Very delicate and elegant, red cherry, raspberry, dried cranberry, dried herbs, and slight vanilla


1 comment:

  1. Hey Desiree!!! I remember this post! I love it, and will absolutely keep these in mind for my wine lover friends!! XOXO

    Lisa,xo

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