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Wine rec

After a loooooong (but incredibly productive) day, I am treating myself to a fine bottle of wine. Not a fine bottle, because it's Wednesday, but hey. This one is pretty terrific.

Very full bodied, almost spicy. No oakiness (you can always count on any rec of mine to NOT have a sweet, vanilla finish - which is what "oak" means) and so damn sippable, it should be fined. Or I could just let go and let Jesus. Because it's wonderful. It's a bit like Darioush, if you've ever had that? And considering that Darioush is $90 a bottle and this is about $35, not too shabby. It's a special release, so there aren't many bottles available. I bought one on a whim (I like the region) and will be going back to add a few bottles to my wine cellar (aka, the wine fridge. Cellar sounds nicer.) :D

I've had their Inkblot Cabernet Franc, as well, and quite liked it. I like this one better.

And if your ears were burning today, it may be because I shared the Coin Project story with my son's therapist/medical team. They all were amazed at the generous nature of online friends. I, of course, was not surprised. *beams* That was a real bright spot in a very dark time for my boy, and we all got a bit emotional at how lovely people can be to a complete stranger.

CHEERS! *clinks glass with you*


Aug. 1st, 2013 01:06 am (UTC)
I love when you talk wine, Stoney! The one you're describing sounds fantastic.

Random thought: have you ever considered submitting a version of the Coin Project story for publication? Because of the awesome, and because you are an awesome storyteller!
Aug. 1st, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
It's very similar to that first wine we drank on Friday, the 2004 Silver Oak from Alexander Valley. NUM NUM!!

...you know, I was thinking about that today. It's such a great story about how kind people can be. *strokes chin* I have NO idea where I'd submit it, but I might just do that. <3
Aug. 1st, 2013 01:20 am (UTC)
That was a delicious one! I'm totally going to hunt down both of those.

Yay, I think it would be a terrific essay or article! I can never think of places to submit off the top of my head, but if I can come up with any ideas of where you might pitch it later on, I'll definitely email you to suggest them.
Aug. 1st, 2013 01:28 am (UTC)
And Bocelli Sangiovese was the other wine we had with our margherita sandwiches. <3

You are a peach, plum, AND a pear! *makes a fabulous tart out of you*


Are You Actually

Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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