it begins

delicious wines

recently, while refining myself to a mature and sophisticated gentleman, i have decided to begin to collect wines for the hopeful personal wine cellar of the future. it all began with a bottle of david bruce pinot noir, signed by david bruce himself courtesy of my friend matt ryan (thank you very much).

to give the blossoming cellar a boost, i decided to make a purchase from one of my favorite vineyards, Navarro, in the Anderson Valley. A few reasons you should buy their wines:

1. they let me take pickle and dwight into the tasting room
2. their vineyard has a dog park
3. i ordered wines on monday, they arrived on tuesday
4. they mistakenly sent me two 375mL bottles when i had ordered 750’s, and are sending me the full 750’s and allowing me to keep the half bottles
5. the wines are delicious

here is a list of what i procured to get things rolling:

– 2009 Gewurztraminer Late Harvest
– 2010 Muscat Cluster Select Late Harvest (a sufferer of the noble rot, according to the winery, the wasps get to these grapes after the fungus sets in almost every year, and this is only the 3rd time in 25 years they have gotten to make this vintage)
– 2007 Pinot Noir, 2 bottles, (the wine that made me love this vineyard in the first place, eunice and i first tried this on our trip to Mendocino in Oct, bought a few bottles on our way home through Anderson Valley, but they of course, are long gone)
– 2008 Pinot Noir Planters Reserve (a vintage the year the Valley had a number of wildfires, and the smoke has reportedly affected these grapes greatly)
– 2009 Sauvignon Blanc

i am super excited to get a collection going, but slightly bummed cause my goal is to save these for future dates. gotta love problems with shipping, the gewurztraminer and the muscat were the mistakenly shipped 375 mL bottles, so i will get a chance to try those here soon enough.

feel free to comment if you think there are some wines i need to add to my collection

meanwhile, dwight has entered his rebellious teenage years

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “it begins

  1. not much of a drinker anymore but love teen age dwight photo. his shirt is to die for. i must find a tiny rebellious shirt for my boy, ipo who is just around 2 now.
    you guys! great website. your domesticity is heartwarming. two people building a life together… sweetly.
    big emo

  2. where the French wines be at? c’mon peoples šŸ™‚

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