Sometimes you need a day for self-care. One of those days where you can sleep in, put a face mask on, paint your toenails, shave your prickly legs, use some of those bath salts that have been lying under your sink for the last several months, pop in a movie, & sip on a nice glass of wine. Doesn't that sound like the best, most productive day ever?

VGS chateau potelle

Although we may need a day for self-care, we often forget to do so. I made it a high priority & took a day to simply rest & take care of myself. I flipped through a year-old issue of Martha Stewart Living that had long been ignored & deemed that moment as the perfect opportunity to test out my VGS Chateau Potelle* wines.

VGS chateau potelle

I opened up a bottle of Potelle Two 2014 as I sat on the patio waiting for my toe nail polish to dry; I painted them a beautiful burgundy with flecks of chunky glitter. The Potelle Two, a red wine blend, looked like liquid ruby as I poured it into my glass. On the palette, the wine is medium bodied with a fruity flavor & a long, dry finish. 

VGS chateau potelle

I earmarked a recipe I wanted to try then opened the Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Eau de Tony. It tasted crisp & lively with its tropical fruit flavors of guava & pineapple as well as its aromas of kafir lime, wild fennel, lemongrass, & serrano pepper. The wine is named after Tony, who's been a part of the VGS family for 15 years.

VGS chateau potelle

Even though the "VGS" of VGS Chateau Potelle stands for "very good shit," the wine speaks for itself. The St. Helena, California-based winery produces about 5,000 cases a year, 95% of which goes directly to the consumer rather than a distributor. My face mask started to tingle when I noticed VGS included a wine flight tasting pass. Now that's a good excuse for a trip to Napa!

VGS chateau potelle

Out of the two wines, I preferred the red Potelle Two 2014. Although, there's potential for the Eau de Tony's flavors & aromas to develop over the next one to two years. Too bad I opened it already! In the span of an afternoon, I filed & styled my nails, painted both my fingers & toes, did a face mask, did a hair mask, shaved my legs, self-tanned, organized my makeup collection, & photographed a post. Sounds like the best, most productive day ever to me!

What's your idea of a productive day? Are you a wine fan? :]

* Disclaimer: VGS Chateau Potelle sent these wines as PR samples. All opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure. :]