My general observations, rants even, of the world around us. I consider it therapy. My cardiologist endorses the activity because it keeps my blood pressure manageable. There's no telling what you might find here, so fasten your seatbelt, I'm not everyone's cup of tea. I'll defend my LGBT friends with my 2nd Amendment rights and think we should spend marijuana tax revenue with fiscal restraint. I often write quickly and edit poorly, due to a desire to get thoughts down before I forget them.
Monday, February 23, 2009
I’ve had several excellent wines in the past few weeks but haven’t had time to write about any of them. Here are the highlights;
Belle Glos Las Alturas Pinot Noir
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet
Rubicon Estate Rutherford Cabernet
Don Maximiano Errazuriz Founder’s Reserve Cabernet
Caymus Special Selection Cabernet
Estancia Pinot Noir – Monterrey
These wines run the gambit from $11 per bottle to well over $100 per bottle, but they are all delightful drinkers. I’ve been told that Sequoia Grove Rutherford Bench Reserve Cabernet is drinking as good as the Caymus Special Selection at a fraction of the price and I’m working on tracking down a bottle to try. If it’s as good as I’ve heard I’ll pick up a couple more bottles to have around. You’ll notice a dearth of whites in the above list – I just haven’t found any recently that flip my trigger. I dearly love an elegant bottle for under $15, the kind of wine you can enjoy with good pizza or a well-made hamburger, then I keep a selection of $20-$50 bottles in the cooler for really nice meals and holidays. For special occasions there are a few bottles in the over $75 range, but there aren’t many of those and I like to have them with a meal that deserves such a bottle. Wines and teas are a passion; they provide many of the same experiences, benefits and both offer an almost endless number of variations to investigate.