A lot of changes tend to happen for me around November 1st. This year is no exception. On this crisp and chilly evening of all Hallow's Eve, I find myself feeling sentimental as I celebrate my 4 year anniversary of living in San Francisco, packing to move into a new apartment, starting a new job and preparing for my first photography show, among other projects. As last minute alterations are happening to costumes, candy being handed out and pumpkins being lit, I find myself putting my feet up and popping the cork on a spooky wine.
With the estate vineyard sitting at 45 degrees north in latitude, same as Bordeaux, it is no wonder this wine presents the complexity that it does. The 2008 had only 500 cases produced and smells of coffee, cranberries, dark plum, cherries and a hint of violet. The palate experiences plums, tart cherries, blackberries, cranberries and chocolate. The acid structure is right on point, making this a great food pairing wine.
As I sit back and relax, (enjoying my adult Halloween treat, if you will), preparing for the big transitions ahead, I hope, by the end of this bottle and week, to at least still have my head. ;)