Featured User: Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson was born and raised in the Midwest, and is a multi-media sales executive for the USA Today Network. Delectable: What sparked your passion for wine? Kimberly Anderson: Initially, it was a trip to France. We were staying in Beaune, and due to a religious holiday everything was closed aside from a tourist shop, which also happened to be a tasting room for the Hospice de Beaune. A couple of hours and $1,100 on my credit card later, I had developed a strong interest in good wine! Back at home there were very few places to find that caliber of wine, so experiencing good wine was the highlight of our frequent trips to Chicago and beyond. My passion was really ignited a few years ago when my husband and I were invited to join a local wine group that had members who belonged to wine clubs from Pride Mountain, Quintessa, Pine Ridge, and other great wineries. I wanted to learn more, which is why I joined Delectable! D: What wine region are you wild about right now? KA: Bordeaux. A recent trip to Bermuda, where every restaurant had a deep and (more) affordable French list, helped fuel that. D: What is the most unusual wine you’ve ever tried? KA: We just had a bottle of Bulgarian red. From a flavor profile, it tasted like a Cayuse Syrah with an unusual wet fur aroma. D: What is your golden rule for wine? KA: Always serve at the proper temperature: 63° F for red. D: Say you’re not allowed to have wine, what is your second option? KA: Tito’s and soda with a lime wedge and some fresh mint. D: Choose a movie, book, quote, or song and pair it with a wine. KA: The song “Alison” and a 20 Year Tawny Port. D: If you were a wine, what wine would you be? KA: “My Favorite Neighbor,” a Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Booker Vineyards. It’s friendly and convivial, but still has a lot of dark layers and depth behind it. Plus, it has a really interesting backstory to it – I love L’Aventure wines!


Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Such a unique wine! Scents of perfume, bay leaf, sage and rose upon open. At first, the wine seems lame and all of the sudden it pops! Dark fruit, tar. Cinnamon on the finish — 5 years ago

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Sounds awesome.
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@Kimberly Anderson Their rosso is a great value as well!

Fattoria La Lecciaia (Pacini)

Manapetra Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2001

Notes of leather and black cherry. Tons of layers with blackberry, anise, cinnamon, leather. Long supple finish. Such a treat with pasta bolognese — 5 years ago

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Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Happy Anniversary to us! A few more years than this bottle. Still kickass after 20 years! Scents of plum and eucalyptus morphing into cranberry, leather and dried herbs. One of our favorites and will be perfect with another rock star, foie gras! — 5 years ago

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Thank you, @Ryan Vento ! 🍷


@Kimberly Anderson Kimberly Great feature on you, Cheers from the North 🍷🇺🇸🇨🇦

Vilmart & Cie

Cœur de Cuvée Rilly-la-Montagne 1er Cru Brut Champagne Blend

From last night. Excellent champs to start the night. Brioche, almond and honey. Cheers🥂 — 5 years ago

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These are two of my favorites! Both make very yummy Rosé, have you tried?

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2002

WS wine of the year 2002! Ridiculous. Peaking now and amazing. Sensual aromas of black fruit and spice. Dark chocolate. Raspberry and spice. Lush and plush. Kickass — 5 years ago

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Congratulations on your profile. Nice job. I’ve stopped by that tasting in Beaune on a couple different trips.

Jarvis Winery

Estate Grown Cave Fermented Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2004

Dark purple in color with nice long legs in the glass. This wine is dead sexy. Notes of lilac and black plum. Layers of cooked fruit and leather. Med firm tannins. As the wine opens, the dustier it becomes. — 5 years ago

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Loved it @Shay A ! The Union has a crazy cellar. Need to get you guys up to GB!
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@Kimberly Anderson : If we are ever up that way, we will most definitely visit! Need to get y’all to Dallas/Fort Worth 😎
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We love the big D @Shay A , and I have family there. Let’s set something up!