“Sunshine in a Bottle” – Cana Vineyards 2012 Rhapsody in White


Note. This blog was written during my “blogging block”. I had no trouble sipping just to lazy or tipsy to post. As an FYI, there are a few more wine blogs coming that was created during this temporary phase of blockage.




Cana Vineyards 2012 Rhapsody in White – I selected this wine because our stock of every day drinking red wine has depleted greatly. Plus, it is going to pair very well with the delicious pork chops and spinach salad my amazing husband and artist Amoxes (visit Amoxes Art page; gotta get that plug-in :)) has made for dinner.



Yes, he’s not only creates masterpieces on canvas, his talent extends to the kitchen and creates delicious gourmet meals. Teen: “How does he make gourmet meals with the food in our kitchen and you can’t?” Being the wonderful man that he is, he immediately replies “Your mom is a good cook.” Teen and I both know, he is being kind. I’m not bad, but I am nowhere in his league.

To be honest, I was disrespecting the wine and just pulled out anything and wasn’t expecting much. To my great surprise, I selected a beautiful shimmery golden Cana Vineyards 2012 Rhapsody in White. Rhapsody is airy (you can feel the breeze-wind) with flavors of pineapples and pink grapefruit with a touch of sparkle, which I am unsure what is producing the effervescent. Cana’s Rhapsody in White is a delicious semi-sweet white wine with low residual sugar; Elegant!

Maybe it is the name, the airy-windy aromas or soft sweet flavors, but I instantly imagine a woman in the middle of the open grassy field, her hair and dress blowing in the wind; this would be my wine label design for Rhapsody in White. You can guess what followed; “Babe, I need a quick illustration of …” what I just wrote and POOF! In approximately ten minutes, I was presented with “Rhapsody”, which was created utilizing an ink pen. HE’S AMAZING! 



Hmmm… (sipping) I may have to rethink the cancellation of my wine club membership at Cana. Even on the brink of the Washington, DC 2016 Blizzard, I’m having some sunshine, “Sunshine in a Bottle“. PERFECT NAME!


Washington DC area 2016 Blizzard


My first review of Cana’s 2012 Rhapsody in White was in August 2014, read the first blog at treevinos.com, “Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg, Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover.

In 2014, I described this “Sunshine in a Bottle” as a semi-sweet white wine, 50% Riesling and 50% Traminette, floral and citrus aromas, 4.2% residual sugar – not heavy or sugary. GOOD, check mark. Two years later, Rhapsody has aged deliciously.

Folks, I have to share, I wasn’t spelling the word “effervescent” properly. So, I decided to speak the word and have my MAC record the word correctly. I selected the “Speech” option and began to say the word, at the monitor-into the invisible microphone LOL (hey, I thought all Apple products operate the same LOL). A male voice began to recite the blog. I have to admit hearing your words spoken by a male is an indescribable feeling. It also provides insight from the reader’s perspective. WIERD 🙂

Cana Vineyards 2012 Rhapsody in White is a fruity delicious wine that would be perfect for a brunch and pleasurable to wine novices and connoisseurs.

Visit Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg 


at 38600 John Mosby Highway, Middleburg, VA 20117

Open on Saturday 11 am – 6 pm and Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday from 12 pm – 6 pm. Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Visit their website for more information: canavineyards.com 

Salute! Sante!