As wine connoisseurship evolves, I look toward developing ways to express the aspects of wine I love the most. I recognize that wine is a product of nature and science; my goal is as natural as can be: to help make the connection between joy of taste and the bountiful pleasures of life.”

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lost in a romance

Smack dab in the middle of what’s considered to be the heartland of the Sonoma County wine scene rests the Sonoma Cutrer winery. A decidedly European styled house, SC strives to produce a selection of bottlings that do the fruit justice and allow for the "terroir" or taste of place to illuminate its path of purpose. An iconic estate with a helluva croquet set up. Flanked by heirloom rose bushes and gardens, the courts, conjure up images of British royalty, white pressed linen, white sun hats, and yes,..white gloves.
We enjoyed a most hospitable and generous tour of the property, some wine and wrapped our session on the courts. Splitting our group of 7 into 2, it was a face off of epic proportions. So,…on this glorious day, without any white clothing, we added a bit of bohemian sassiness to this dignified occasion. A gentle breeze with the customary crispy, low humidity and bright sun graced our feeble attempt at the game. We all did better than expected. The wines were delicious and im certain that at one point during the afternoon, each of us had our own little moment of …. “wow,..its really great to be here” .
Lost in a romance, where me myself and I had every opportunity to hold the moment close, and lock it down in the bank of recollections.

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