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Dream Wine Travel! Destination? TBD.

I want to go someplace in 2018. By someplace, I mean not Vegas. Not even (gasp!) California, my go-to wine-guzzling destination.

Terminal Wine

But, as you can probably guess, after a weekend with the grandkids where I did not drink much, I looked forward to having this at home with my feet up and the TV going. Perfect.

Today’s Tasting Note – California Sauv Blanc

However, there are a couple of white varietals that give me fits because I find that I'm always comparing them to their French counterparts.

Drinkin’ Smoke – 2005 Abiouness Pinot Noir

The first two bottles were great, don't get me wrong. This one (time to rest? bottle variation? planet alignment? full moon? sun spots?) was absolutely outstanding, and I stretched that bottle out over two nights. It lost almost nothing the second evening.