Weed Cellars ™ is a brand paying homage to the consumer, by combining the cannabis industry and wine. The name is, of course, focused on the cannabis side of the industry, but in fact, there is no cannabis in the wine; just alcohol! Behind Weed Cellars, is a team of creative advisors, including business masters, hockey stars, country music icons, and R&B artists.
This is a wine lifestyle brand, and they make wines with many of the favorite California grapes we know and love including Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. The brand also offers wine in a can, which is a huge trend that’s still growing in the wine industry. In cans, they offer a rosé and Chenin blanc/viognier which is pretty awesome. I think Chenin Blanc and Viognier are great grapes and have a ton to offer in the California climate.
From the Weed Cellars collection, I have had the opportunity to taste some of the top favorites including the Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc! I really enjoy these wines as a whole and love that they are so approachable and very new world in style. These wines sell for $15.99 per bottle which is a great deal I think for the quality and taste.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is from Paso Robles and expresses bright blueberry and blackberry notes with an earthy undertone. Tobacco, cherry, and vanilla follow through to the palate with the black fruit-forward notes also coming through. Overall it’s a nice Cabernet that would easily work well for weeknight dinners, friendly hangouts, and overall consumption. It’s a palate pleaser and a perfect option for when you simply “want a glass of cab”.
The whites are quite refreshing and the 2018 Chardonnay shows nice tropical fruit with beautifully balanced acidity. It’s a nice style for California Chardonnay, which can be buttery and oaky. Not this one, if you enjoy fruit-forward notes of banana, guava, and pineapple, this is the wine you want to be chilled in your fridge at all times! The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is quite bright with honeydew, citrus, and lime zest! It’s a fun wine that’s perfect when you need a glass of something really refreshing.
I still have to taste the Pinot Noir and the Chenin Blanc/Viognier which I will do soon, but judging from the few I tasted so far, they should be perfectly on point. I really enjoyed these wines and the pair-ability they have with foods from around the world.
Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love. Please pair responsibly!