Wine of the Week: Stressed Mommy Merlot
As if being a Mom isn’t stressful enough all the time, it becomes even more stressful around this time of year! I feel your pain, Moms! Mom-ing ain’t easy, and this Wine of the Week is for all of you Stressed Moms!!
I’ve been sitting on this one for a while folks… I received this bottle a few weeks ago and have been absolutely DYING to try it, but with all the holiday festivities and events (not to mention all the wine that has been going around), I had too much scheduled and had to hold on to it. It wasn’t easy…
But I popped this baby open last night- and here’s what I found…
In this 6th Edition of Wine and Lavender’s Wine of the Week!! This week we are exploring:
I was not compensated for this post but did receive 2 free bottles of wine to try. My opinions are my own.
StressedMommy.com Price: $17.99
Sight: Can I first comment on the label? This is the first thing that struck me. What a great label- sleek with bright colors and geared totally to it’s target audience- Moms!! The label alone would make me pick this wine up for a night with the girls or even as a gift to a fellow mom. Now to the wine… the color of this Merlot was a deep burgundy or garnet color. It definitely looked good enough to drink!
Smell: The first sniff was amazing and had me wanting to take a sip so badly! But I was trying to determine which scents I was smelling in the wine (look at me- trying to get all analytical!) and sniff after sniff, my mouth was watering to the point where I thought I was going to drool on myself. LOL True story. There were so many beautiful aromas in this wine… No nose-hair burning stench or alcohol taking over my nasal cavity feel- just a beautiful, good smelling wine. It was a “sweet-smelling” wine, and when I dipped my nose in a little further, I thought it smelled a little “nutty”, too. Is there Lavender in this wine? It just smells so good! Husband’s thoughts: Smells really sweet, like a really sweet fruit. Smells like it will taste like a berry.
Taste/First Impression: The first sip was not overly sweet like I was expecting (based on the smell, alone). This merlot tasted somewhat “light” with a light “zing” at the end that trails off. My taste buds were definitely stimulated as I was swishing this wine around in my mouth!
After taste: The aftertaste was not bad at all. No nasty dull taste that stuck around like an unwanted guest. There was a somewhat dry-ish aftertaste that my husband liked. I generally prefer wines that are a little sweeter in taste, but then again- who wants a bunch of sugar in their wine? (Not to mention all the calories!)
The Experience: After only a glass in, I was already pretty buzzed, which surprised me. That’s a stress reliever on it’s own for me! (though I can’t guarantee that this or any wine will relieve your stress!) Overall, this wine wasn’t bad. The label was cute and the smell was amazing! While I prefer sweeter wines, this wine is definitely worthy of a night with the girls or as a gift.
The Label: “No one works harder than a mom. For all that you do, take time for you.” Finally, someone gets it!! Loved the label!!
Alc. %: 13.5%
Repeat: I would have this wine again and I would definitely buy it for a fellow Stressed Mommy!! I’m looking forward to trying the other varieties from Stressed Mommy. In fact, stay tuned for next week’s Wine of the Week, when I try Stressed Mommy Chardonnay!! (Finally- a white wine on the blog!!)
Rating: I’d rate this a 3 because my sugar addiction makes it so that I like almost everything very sweet.
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While I wasn’t all that crazy about their Merlot, I was blown away by their Chardonnay and definitely recommend that you give that one a try!
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So what are your thoughts? Have you checked out Stressed Mommy or Stressed Mommy Wine, yet?