This is the conclusion from this post back in August.
No, I don’t have anything dramatic or final to say about this. This isn’t the cinemas. Well maybe as I get my stride a few hundred or so words in, this will feel natural. I also made a post back around Christmas 2015.
But back in the late spring/early Summer, I treated myself to a couple of glasses of wine from the fine people at V-No Wine Bar in Fells Point, and after explaining myself, and what it is that I do (What do we do exactly? Hmmm.. that ongoing tennis match in your head…), Jane gave me a couple of glasses to sample, and the rest is up to my interpretation.
I waited this long to write about part two now, because again, the timing of these stories have to feel natural, and have to feel right. What feels right to you, to me, and everyone else is all relative. But when you try so many wines, and are limited with a self-imposed once a week schedule (I do deviate of course), it can lead to certain stories never seeing the light of day, expiring through no fault of their own, or (in this case) an inspired thought has led me to today.
The Laguna Chardonnay (roughly around $15-20 at most retailers, including Total Wine) is not one of those wines that you should let fall by the wayside. What I sensed happened is, it was a beautiful day yesterday, the sun came out, no jackets were required, and I felt revived.
And this wine I had meant to put off, came back to the forefront of my mind. The setting was similar. The sun was out, the air was crisp (just like this wine), and everything felt right with the world again. It felt like an extended holiday, which this blog essentially is. I’m having fun doing this.
But back to this Chardonnay, there’s so much to like and to love. It tastes like summer. Those are expert notes and analysis I’m presenting to you by the way, and free of charge, ha…
It’s full in body and full in spirit. There’s plenty of fruits and plenty of scents of flowers, even more fruits, and a bunch of good vibrations. That’s the best I can give you right now.
My palate was cleansed, and at the time, so was my spirit, so it’s going to taste that much better versus being in a place of conflict and confusion, where biases and tastes may be altered unfairly.
I felt right with everything, I felt one with the universe and felt abundant. This was a wine that I otherwise would not have tried anywhere else. Well that’s no fair to say exactly. The wine found me as I found the wine, and I was supposed to enjoy this here for the first time, in this picturesque setting.
However, as I write this, this wine has a familiar look and distinction about it. I can’t put my finger on it, and if I did, I would be forcing the issue and there would be push back from the universe.
So instead I appreciate the moment, which turned into an hour, for what it was. I felt good, and after taking just a few pictures, I sat there and admired everything that was around me. The Fells Point neighborhood is great, and with the weather being what it was (and will soon be again), with folks going by on foot, on bike, and on boat, there was plenty of room for people watching, admiration, and a sense of joy that we all yearn for on a daily basis.
Let’s do it again sometime.
Peace Be With You.