I tend to take US Thanksgiving off, if possible, so I can sit at home and watch football. It's been quite a while since that corresponded with my birthday, so this year I had a good excuse to sit at home and watch football and drink some great wine. Oh my, did we find a couple of fantastic bottles this year!
Marchesi de Frescobaldi 2010 Luce Della Vita ($89.99)
Sweet Sassy Molassy.
55% Merlot, 45% Sangiovese
Dark flowers, nutmeg, blueberry, black currant, mint, cola, blackberry and a hint of delicious funk on the nose. Blueberry, cherry cola, blackberry and chocolate on the palate. A touch of mint shows up on the long, beautiful finish. Undoubtedly the best Luce I have ever experienced.
I paired the above with my lunch, which was a bunch of cheese, nuts and crackers. Hey, it's my birthday, I can eat whatever the hell I want for lunch!
Paired with one of my favorite chicken dishes, the evening wine didn't disappoint either.
|Hartford Family Winery 2014 Stone Côte Vineyard Chardonnay ($65.00 USD from winery)
In the grand scheme of the wine world, I am sure there are people out there who had two better bottles tonight, but I bet there aren't many of them. To those of you who DID have two better bottles than I did tonight, I tip my cap.
Next up: hopefully tomorrow I'll find some time to continue the Okanagan trip blog!