This wine was a bit lighter than the bold blackberry and plumb taste that is evident, it is light on tannins and has a nice acidity very well balanced with a nice long finish, and I highly recommend it for any night of the week.
Brix at harvest 24
PH at harvest 3.65
Harvest date 10/11/12
Bottling 4/3/14Appellation: Clements Hills
Vineyard: Lewis Ranch
Composition: 100% Barbera
Vinification: Grapes were hand sorted, de-stemmed and transferred to 1 ton open bins where it cold-soaked for about 2-3 days before it began primary fermentation with native or naturally occurring yeast from the vineyard. The must was punched down by hand 2-3 times a day. The wine was aged, with minimal racking, in a mixture of mostly neutral French and American oak barrels for about 18 months.
Awards: Gold Medal Winner 2014 Artisan Awards
PepPod It’s Energy And Nutrition Morning Noon & Night! It is a tablet that you drop into water and drink giving you both energy and nutrition. The pod is small so you can always have one on you morning, noon, or night. The innovation works, I have tried a lot of vitamin c/energy powders that you add to water and nothing works better than PepPod.
The taste is up to you if you don’t like the taste you can add more water, I always do 8 ounces of water. It has a citrus or orange taste, very pleasing anytime of day or night.
Ingredients used in PepPod, 81 mg of caffeine, Vitamin B, C blend, Taurine, Glucuronolactone, Niacine, Guarana, Inositiol, Coenzyme Q10, Ginkgo Biloba & Panax Ginseng. One calorie and one carbohydrate, for anyone on a diet.
You will feel the effects quickly, putting me in a great mood and giving me a burst of energy after just a minute from drinking PedPod. This effect will last at least a few hours, with no crash so somedays I drop one other days I may do more, last Friday I had the longest day and tried on before I went out and had the best night of my life.
Corvus Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Award Winning Wine, no surprise as it’s from Walla Walla, Washington. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a vineyard designate wine from the world renowned Red Mountain AVA. This cooler year wine is an elegant and balanced wine that opens with a big cherry nose and a hint of spice. Allspice, nutmeg, coffee, vanilla, and subtle tar notes appear on the mid-palate. The nice acidity and bright fruit graduates with a long clean finish that has been a cornerstone of the Corvus Cellars 100% Cabernet Sauvignon since they made their first bottle.
El Silencio Joven Mezcal, is an artisanal, hand crafted spirit made in San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca by Master Mezcalier Pedro Hernández, a ninth-generation “Maestro Mezcalero”. El Silencio produces only “Premium” and “Super-premium” 100% Agave Mezcal. As an organic Mezcal, we use only the finest and carefully selected 10-12 year old Agaves, our products are handmade in small batches resulting in the smoothest, most elegant, and delightfully complex expressions in the market. El Silencio’s production does not involve any additives or industrial processes. The result is a craft spirit of the highest quality with an infinite range of flavors, dimensions, and character.
As an organic Mezcal, El Silencio’s production does not involve any additives or industrial processes. The result is a craft spirit of the highest quality with an infinite range of flavors, dimensions, and character.
The harvest takes place when the plant is fully matured, at about eight to twelve years. After removing the leaves (or paddles) with a machete only the pineapple shaped heart remains.
Cooking the pineapple is then chopped to pieces and cooked in a stone pit anchored into the ground. The cooking duration is three to five full days.
The Tahona Grind is when shrapnel remains are split again and put to a grinding stone (Tahona), which is pulled by a horse or mule.
Fermentation, after the grind, the resulting mash (bagaso) is poured into large wooden vats. Natural spring water is added. The mixture now becomes “mosto” which begins to generate its own alcohol.
Copper Distillation, the mosto is then double distilled in copper stills (alambiques) where the alcohol is vaporized and transformed into Mezcal.
Retro cereal French Toast Crunch back, General Mills just reintroduced French Toast Crunch, a popular cereal that was around for a decade, mid 90’s- mid 2000’s. It’s back and will soon be on the breakfast table of both hip kids and hipsters. Mom’s and hipster girlfriend’s don’t wait for him to ask, just surprise him and pick up a box next time your at the supermarket.
French Toast Crunch is a General Mills product, it falls in line with a donut or sugar cereal for nutrition value. Tastes like french toast, with a maple flavor and looks like mini pieces of French toast. For a weekend treat that will make just about anyone happy, this is your go to cereal.
If you were listening to NPR today you heard Miss Cleo announce the return of French Toast Crunch. Marketing at it’s best, bringing back two of my favorite things at the same time I’m in breakfast heaven, Miss Cleo and French Toast Crunch are back!!!!
Museum of Latin American Art (molaa) has a must attend annual event, Viva El Tequila! Experience the rich and proud tradition of tequila and some additional Mexican spirits. MOLAA’s annual Viva el Tequila! event is always successful, fun, educational and each year I meet more amazing tequila lovers. Learn from distillers, owners and brand ambassadors about the traditions surrounding tequila as you enjoy unlimited sampling of more than 25 varieties- classic, flavored, mixed cocktails and new tequila brands… Paired with amazing food, this year a gigantic pan of paella being made right in front of you, quesadillas, salad, chips, salsa… and across the way was a desert table with an assortment of sweets and fresh brewed coffee. Mariachi Band Espectacular played all night, dancing, eating and tasting tequila in the MOLAA courtyard outside under the stars on a crisp November evening.