Saturday's With Steph- Sonoma Cutrer

“The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do.”


Self-confidence and personal comfort are two things that this weeks guest blog have brought out of me. Writing and putting your thoughts out there, as big or small as they may be, can be very scary without the comfort of a support team. Being the youngest of 5, I am so blessed to have a huge support system around me at all times. Someone is always there to answer my questions and give me valuable advice. However grateful I am for this, I sometimes find myself relying too much on the knowledge of others, rather than trusting my gut. I have to remind myself that what I am feeling is valuable and it’s OK if I change my mind along the way. We are all learning as we go, and that’s kind of a beautiful thing! 


Where am I going with this??-- WINE! I was given a wine journal as a gift  when I first started to become more interested in nice wine (not the boxed “wine” that got me through college.... HOLY HEADACHE). In this journal, you are supposed to write tasting notes. Until recently I hadn’t written in it, mainly out of fear that what I was tasting was “wrong” or that I didn’t yet know enough. It took doing this guest blog to realize that the “yet” was the key. We all start somewhere! 


WEEK TWO- Sonoma-Cutrer 


This week Ty and I picked out another chardonnay, Sonoma-Cutrer 2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. We decided to make a game out of this and write down the first 5 things that came to mind after tasting. Without knowing, we both came up with the following:




Toasted nuts/ Toasty 



This medium-bodied California chardonnay is easy to drink, and gives that warm toasty finish that I personally love so much. The crisp bright fruit flavors make this wine perfect for a hot summer day by the pool, but the warm, oaky finish also makes it great for an at home date night with a blanket and movies... and candles of course. 

Check out Sonoma Cutrer!!