Wine Down Wednesday
August 27, 2014

It hasn’t even been a week and I already feel like we have been back to school for months!

Yep. It’s #winedownwednesday, I’m tired and it’s after 9pm. Oh well, what’s a girl gonna do? Drink wine, of course!

Actually, while all of the above is true, my #attitude is different tonight. I am more positive and upbeat on a #Wednesday than I have been in months! (giving credit to #colorado where credit is due!)

This #positive mental attitude MAY have something to do with my #wine of choice for this evening….

When my #triplets were younger, everyone kept telling me I needed to write a book. Couldn’t figure out why people kept telling me that. All I could see were hundreds of diapers a week, crying babies, massive loads of laundry and no light at the end of the tunnel. But they kept telling me I had a story to tell.

I couldn’t see it. Didn’t want to tell it. But, I am a sucker for a good story. And as it turns out, I DO have a lot to say…:)

Wine is like that. Every bottle has a story to tell and a lot to say. And this one - had the story on the front of the bottle..

Tonight’s Taste: Langmeil Barossa Blacksmith 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

The story, as it is told on the bottle, begins in 1842 with an immigrant from Prussia. He builds a blacksmith shop - which is part of the winery today - and is believed to be the “World’s Oldest Surviving Shiraz Vineyard.”

While I am not drinking #shiraz, the bottle had me at “in 1842..”

One can taste the history, the land and even a little of the “blacksmith” in this Australian #cabernetsauvignon. While it is not my typical “spoil me because its Wine Down Wednesday Wine” - it has character, depth and structure.

And I am a sucker for a good story….

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September 7, 2014

Sunday Sip:
A. Rafanelli 1999 
Cabernet Sauvignon

In case you were all wondering WHY I never pair #wine and #food on here - it’s because I am usually sitting at the table like I was this evening, trying to eat while answering three little people at the same time.

Oh, and trying to take a picture of said food and wine! Ha! They were all done with the #lasagne I posted earlier tonight before I even took a bite!

I finally gave up on the combo pic and took this picture - AFTER dinner! That said - it was a spectacular pairing..and I did get to actually enjoy it.

Just a little…:)

#cheers to the week ahead!

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Wine Down Wednesday
September 3, 2014

Well, it’s official. My Colorado High is over and now #winedownwednesday seems to be a figment of my imagination. Relaxing on a Wednesday? Ha! Who DOES that?

Life is in full swing and I am now staring down my “to-do list” each and every day. It seems that the pile of things to do just doesn’t get any smaller, no matter how much I “do” everyday.

And as we all know, Rome wasn’t built in a day - but for goodness sake, at least I ought to feel like I have laid the foundation at the end of the day - or at least by the end of the week.

I dont. Instead, I feel like the hamster on the wheel who never gets off. Don’t get me wrong. The view from the wheel is great. But give a girl a break..

Or some wine…

Tonight’s Taste: Sequoia Grove 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

The last time I had a bottle of this #wine, was 18 years ago! And according to some, this once well known “Napa Valley Cab” is on its way back to achieving its 1980’s star status.

It is dark and inky, with a nice balance of fruit, cocoa and spice. It makes me think of cool nights, back yard BBQs, #football and smores. Think fall…:)

INTERESTING FACT: This #cabernetsauvignon is actually a blend of all five #Bordeaux grapes plus 1% #Syrah.

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Welcome to Tuesday- Where Talk is Cheap. Each week in this space I will feature a “weekly wine deal” -aka a good wine at a great price. To me, that means a wine that has been rated 89 or higher and under $20. It must be a good, drinkable wine.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

With another #Tuesday nod toward a Spanish #wine, Tonight’s Taste does not disappoint.

As you can clearly see on the bottle, Robert Parker thought enough of this 2011 Sein red blend of #monastrell (#mourvedre) and #syrah to give it a 92 rating.

It is smooth and slightly fruity with a lingering peppery finish. Worth every $12.99 penny.

Another one to put on your “house wine” list….

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Sometimes, a #wine needs no introduction, no description.
This is such a wine.

A week ago, in a salut to the #Napavalley after the #earthquake, we opened a vintage ‘97 of the same wine.

Although 13 years apart in age, they are both timeless. As is life in the Napa Valley.

Raising a glass again to you #Napa…

#cheers

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