Wine of the Week

Introducing Vindemia’s 2006 Commonwealth

Vindemia Commonwealth, Bordeaux-Style, Photo by Natalie Mills

I had

to check it for myself, I couldn’t believe it. After the best palates at Taste Of Temecula ravished the wine trails at this years World Of Wine, I looked at some of the results and said, “Really, didn’t they just open this weekend?” The responses from the crew were all the same, “It’s really good wine!” Now, I believed them of course but I needed a good reason to go wine tasting, and this excuse was as good as any.

I called Dave at Vindemia, introduced myself, and set up some time to taste this proclaimed goodness for myself. I planned to go alone but before I knew it, I was joined by an entourage of fresh palates and let’s just say they are some of the most renown/notorious Wineauxs in town.  As we arrived at Vindemia’s tent, we were greeted by Dave who was quick to start  filling our glasses.

Temecula's Top Wineaux's. Photo by Trasier Schuyler.

Even though I knew which wine I was eager to taste, I allowed Dave to run through the entire list and then I re-visited a few again. A Viognier, Grenache, Syrahs… and at last the 2006 Commonwealth.  The Commonwealth is a Bordeaux style wine made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Verdot. The nose and color of this wine is fantastic!  After my first taste, I couldn’t wait to share my approval and find out what my friends thought. It was unanimous, this is a really good wine! There were a few choice adjectives thrown in there that emphasized its goodness, but I’ll leave those out to keep this blog a “G” rating. My guest who is known for his knowledge of French wines quickly speculated that this wine would be well received by the masses. If you are a Bordeaux  junkie, then I insist that you try this wine. You will not be disappointed!

It’s always a good thing when the “new guy” makes a great first impression and I believe that Dave has earned the respect of his fellow wine makers in the Temecula Valley.

The next time you choose to head into wine country make a turn onto Calle Contento from Rancho California, follow the signs, and look for the white tent.  You will enjoy great wines, a terrific host, and a beautiful view. Keep in mind, Vindemia is also a Bed and Breakfast and the home of California Dreamin Balloon & Bi-plane rides so, if you decide to make it a weekend trip this place has it all.

Deal Of The Week

Mention Taste Of Temecula from March 12th-March 19th and Vindemia will give you their 2006 Commonwealth regularly $45.00 for $35.00. This wine is worth every penny and can easily be laid down for a special occasion.

Vindemia is located at

33133 Vista Del Monte Rd
Temecula, CA 92591

(800) 373-3359


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