I hope everyone’s holiday season has been great! In the past 10 days, I have driven across a mountain pass at night in the snow, drank more sparkling wine in one week than I have in the last few months, given a lot of gifts, gotten a lot of gifts, seen more of my relatives than I have in two years, lost a cocktail contest, been invited on a trip to Napa in 2014, gotten lost on the way to a tea shop thanks to my sister, and read two murder mysteries, and it’s not even New Year’s yet!
Wines I tried at least a sip of over Christmas:
2008 Owen Roe Pinot Noir
2010 Soos Creek Artist Series
NV Lini Lambrusco Rosso
2004 Canoe Ridge Merlot
2008 Rotie VdP
2009 Rotie Southern Blend
NV Torre Oria Cava
NV Domaine Collin Cremant de Limoux
NV German Gilbert Cava Rosat
2010 Fielding Hills Cab Franc
2009 Olsen Estates Edythe May Syrah
2009 (?) Columbia Crest H3 Chardonnay
and an unidentified Italian white wine that we found hiding in my mom’s cellar, after she claimed to have no white wines at all
And now I’m back in Walla Walla and waking up to the residue of freezing fog all over the trees and vines! Now, what’s everyone drinking for New Year’s?