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I was surprised when my friend Martha Carpenter, wife of Pasando Tiempo Vintner, Chris Carpenter presented me with not 1, but 3 bottles - one of each of their first vintage of each of the varietals. Upon uncorking the Chardonnay at room temp, I thought the better of it and placed it in the fridge uncorked for about 20 or 30 minutes. My guest and I loved the bottle and the equisite dry mouth feel. Before uncorking bottle #2 a couple weeks later, this one the Malvasia Bianca, I gently enrobed it in a fresh blanket of ice for an hour and remembered Martha's tasting notes it should have fresh pear pineapple. Just as she said it was a high note of pear and pineapple, nice and dry on the tongue
but bright and crisp fruitiness. I have to admit, I have been hoarding my bottles and haven't yet dared open the final of the 3 bottles. I have no doubt it is destined to be my favorite - the red - a luscious blend Martha says will please for sure. I'm looking forward not only to that bottle, but the nuances some age will give to the first vintage of these three and future bottlings.
Spend a little time enjoying them my friends.
Pasando Tiempo Winery |277 Dandelion Rd., Corrales, NM 87048| (505) 228-0154
Tasting Room Hours:
Every Saturday & Sunday
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Winery and Vineyard
When Chris and Martha Carpenter first planted their vineyard
in 2005 with the help of friends and family, their goal was simple:
"To make their own delicious wine and share it with the people they love."
Then in 2011, what started as the couple's passion project became a beloved fixture in Corrales. Pasando Tiempo opened its doors to the public, and has since turned into a destination for locals and travelers alike.
"Pasando Tiempo" means "passing time," and that's exactly what we want our customers to do: relax, take their time, and enjoy good wine and good company. We love getting to know people and going the extra mile to make them happy, whether with tastings, free cheese and crackers, or one-off events like dinner and wine pairings. For us, being able to share our love of good wine with good friends is a dream come true.
Come visit us at the winery.
Chris and Martha Carpenter
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