A few weeks ago, I travelled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for a mini getaway from LA. Our resort, The Resort at Pedregal, had activities each night and of course we signed up for the wine tasting! Not really having any expectations for trying Mexican Wine, we were SO pleasantly surprised! They were all delicious and we were able to learn about the regions in which they come from. Here are some that we tried:
Casa Magoni 2017 Chardonnay, Valle De Guadalupe
Crisp, fresh, balanced; elegant in the palate. Fresh and firm acidity. Citric notes with a medium to long finish
Don Leo 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Valle De Parras
A fresh, elegant, clean and silky wine. It has strong acidity and pairs great with dishes like fish, salads, and Mexican food.
La Casona 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Persistent flavors and tannins, notes of red berries and spices. Would pair well with steak, lamb, or spicy food!
é 2014 Malbec, Baja California
Plum, cherry, chocolate and dried fruit, along with herbal notes. With age, the wine evolves to tobacco, pepper and leather.
My favorite was the Don Leo Sauvignon Blanc, it was so crisp with light citrus notes. Very comparable to those in New Zealand. We did find out that these bottles were pretty expensive and they are not available anywhere in the U.S. yet, but hopefully they will be soon!
In addition to the wine tasting we had A LOT of tequila 🙂 At the resort they offered an awesome Mezcal Tequila flight. They also had a champagne bar where we were able to do a champagne flight with seafood paring.
One night we did a sailboat ride where they offered drinks and hors-oeuvres and we watched the sunset.
On our last night, we had dinner at a Cucina Del Mare, a beautiful restaurant right on the water. We ordered a bottle of sauvignon blanc and paired it with red snapper.