In the second part of my trip to Clarksburg, Maria Ramirez (@Uncorked_Notes) and I explore the Julietta Winery, a gorgeous property on the edge of the Clarksburg AVA. Tastings in hand, we take stock of our trip as well as a little personal inventory. Unfortunately, my inventory consisted of a Blanket of Existential Dread, while Maria’s contained a small Comfort Zone. What does it take to shed that blanket and to exit that zone? About ten wine tastings, or is it something more?
Pairs With A Trip To Clarksburg, Part 2
- by John Taylor
And that’s what’s really at the heart of this decision: I can’t shake this story or these characters. It’s what I always come back to. So, I think this is The Universe trying to tell me something: finish this story before you move on to something else. And so I will.
The 2016 Altocedro Gran Riserva Malbec es muy loco, but in all the good ways. To start, Altocedro harvests from 70-year-old vines from a 107-year-old vineyard. Not unusual, especially for Mendoza malbec. BUT, then they take the harvested Malbec in whole clusters and barrel co-ferment with 4% Semillon in French oak.