Wednesday, December 13, 2017
UNR Vineyards

(Good) Nevada Wines from Nevada Grapes. Yeah. Really.

For many years, Nevada wines were known for their relentless mediocrity - they seemed to be White Zinfandel wannabes - and there wasn't much that the serious wine person could glean from them other than a collective meh.
Glass of Barolo - Wikipedia

2004 Barolo from Trader Joe’s – the Verdict

Instead of pairing with the dish, I felt that it was coyly teasing it.
Monte Velho

Tasting Notes: 2014 Monte Velho White

"I'll drink from the wine glass. If they have a problem with it, f**k 'em." Alrighty then!
Villicana Liquid Hope Rose

Tasting Notes: My Wine and My Muse

This would be fabulous with a weekend late evening summer dinner of salads, light meats, and other summer fare. It also pairs well with writing, because it's what I'm drinking now as I sit at the keyboard.

Sideways: A Decade Late. So Sue Me.

Yeah, yeah. I know I'm late to the party in getting on the Sideways bandwagon, but I don't care.
Books and Wine

So What is a Bibliophilic Oenophile To Do?

"Reading" the books by audio has been very satisfying and listening to Sideways is not my first rodeo.

Today’s Tasting Notes: 2013 Cep Hopkins Ranch RRV Sauv Blanc (Peay)

It isn't a world-changing wine, but it is one of the few California Sauv Blancs that I actually like. This is easily another Ernest Hemingway wine.
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout

Beer People are Crazy – Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout

While I've had coffee infused beer in the past, this particular stout will put hair on your chest. I'm grabbing tweezers.
2011 Dourthe Sauvignon Blanc - Bordeaux

Daily Drinkers: 2011 Dourthe La Grand Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc

Drinking this wine and imagining oysters made me think of a Hemingway quote from A Moveable Feast: As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture...

Tasting Notes: Siduri Redux & Oregon Pinot

So if a couple like Adam and Dianna can manage to create well over a dozen different Pinot Noirs from many disparate regions and still have them TASTE LIKE PINOT NOIR, then what the hell's wrong with the nitwits whose Pinot Noir tastes like dreck? I don't get it.