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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 11:15 am (UTC)
Your wine entries interest me because when we go on holiday (vacation in Texan)we nearly always go to wine-producing areas and do a tour of producers. This year we went to the Veneto region of Italy, so we bought wine in Alsace on the way south, Soave, Gambellara, Lake Garda region, Bardonesco in Piedmont, Beaumes de Venise and the Ventoux. We just about fitted ourselves into the car on the way back! I love Rhone red wines, so rich and intense; your Inkblot sounds a little like that.

I'm amazed people are amazed by the coin project - it's what people do for friends, isn't it? I love the fact that we can do it on an international scale for friends we have never met in person, but it's still pretty much the same as helping a neighbour's kid with tricky homework. And people nearly always pay it forward, too, which increases the general amount of good in the world. (Which always reminds me of Sam and Frodo.)

Your boy has had such a tough time - it still brings a tear to my eye to know that I helped with something that gave him real joy in his life.



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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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