This weekend, we helped friends build a new raised garden bed. (Well, the menfolk were on the manual work detail and we of the fairer sex chatted and watched Judy can pickled brussels sprouts.) Being as three of us are moms– with one avowed abstainer, I figured it would be a great opportunity to test drive some wines I had received for review. The amusingly-named MommyJuice Wines was founded by an actual mom, Cheryl Murphy Durzy, who is a longtime wine industry veteran and proprietor of Clos LaChance Winery.
Far from being just a novelty, MommyJuice Red and White are sophisticated and easy-drinking wines that can accommodate a broad audience, from the wine-cooler guzzlers at bunco to the oenophiles at book club. These aren't just a cute label. (Although it is really a cute label…)
MommyJuice White is a very fruity Chardonnay. We all agreed that we tend to prefer drier whites, in general. It was lush, almost tropical and perhaps a bit sweeter than the whites that most of us usually buy– almost more like a dessert wine. It was really nice chilled, though, and would make a killer tropical sangria.
MommyJuice Red was our favorite. It's a smooth blend (77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot) with a nice finish and would go with everything from burgers to beef tenderloin. Imminently drinkable. Delicious, in fact.
A case of MommyJuice Red Wine would be a nice Mother's Day present. Or perhaps a bottle or two and a "When I whine, mommy wines" toddler tee or onesie. I love the fact that you can mail-order wine. Who knew?
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In accordance to the FTC Guidelines and WOMMA Code of Ethics, I am disclosing that I received product samples to facilitate this review. As usual, though, all thoughts are my own.