In the final part of my 2-part series, I continue examining my personal journey with anxiety: medications, therapy, lifestyle changes, more medications, self-medications, all leading to some major revelations. Of course, Wine Therapy is always key to the successful alleviation of anxiety, and this week it’s the 2017 Pommard Bourgogne that does the trick. Perhaps even better than wine is the amazing insights of Dr. Ronaye Calvert, a psychologist at Live Treatment VIP in Los Angeles, who helped those aforementioned revelations come to pass.
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.