No doubt about it, grown-ups need to get crazy, too. Just because you’ve got a few kids and a dozen other responsibilities doesn’t mean you’re already dead. In fact, the more steam you’ve got, the more you need to blow it off. In this episode, Christine personifies this truth with the story of her recent shenanigans at Auction Napa Valley with Joel Aiken, creator of the delicious 2013 Sonoma Mountain Sonoma County Pinot Noir we’re drinking. Let’s just say it involves a late night, too much wine, garden decorations, compromising photos and the authorities…
Pairs With Aiken Pinot Noir and Grown-Up Shenanigans
- by John Taylor
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.
The 2018 Steele Chardonnay, Parmelee Hill Vineyard, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley has all the character of one of the most… Read More »Steele Chardonnay, Parmelee Hill Vineyard