As promised, this is the continuation from last week. It’s part two of my vacation. Which was more of a home away from home.
And I love home. It’s safe, peaceful, and a shelter from the sometimes chaotic and frenetic pace of the rest of the world.
And I love company. I love the company of kind people, good people, the best people possible… Then again you’re your own best company. If you can’t enjoy your own then what is the point. I remind myself of this fact constantly. Yet when there’s a few awesome dogs running around, that point can be argued. I love them so much.
You may spot on a dog in the background of one of the photos. I love them so much. Yes, I know I just said that.
So this is two wines in a row where something just didn’t click or compute. And I wanted this to be wonderful. But the 2014 Y Series, Shiraz Viognier, from Yalumba just didn’t bring any inspiration or feeling that I hope it would.
At around $10-$13 it’s not going to hurt you in that regard, but it’s not worth that much in my opinion.
But that horse, that lovely horse, that symbolizes all the good that’s in the world, should’ve lead to so much more. As someone who likes wine, actually I love it, I know the label is not the be all and end all of anything. Never judge a book, a bottle, or anything by its cover, its label, and anything superficial.
There’s always layers under all that beauty. Sometimes there’s more beauty. Sometimes there leaves a to be desired, and someone you have to work a little harder. I’m not sure what my point here was, but I couldn’t tell you anything redeeming about this wine. That sound harsh but it’s true.
There’s no flavors that really stood out. It tasted bland, then it tasted off. This one synopsis may shed some light on why this wine tasted peculiar.
Not every wine has to taste award winning or move you in a way that you’ll remember for years, or a lifetime. But it helps when it tastes good, and you share an appreciation with friends. Even though I had this alone, I don’t think sharing this with people may have changed my tune. I let this breathe for a while and still nothing. I wanted something. That’s not asking for much.
My plate of vegetables didn’t pair well with this, but I’m not sure what would have. On their own my food was joyous.
Even though the wine didn’t work out for me, this was a great day nonetheless. I had the company of some wonderful dogs, a beautiful day, a gorgeous setting, and I got to enjoy my own company (like I stated before), which I don’t get to do enough. Being busy makes you forget about those little things sometimes. But those small things are so important. They’re SO important.
The signs of Spring were all around me. I saw and heard birds chirping, more green starting to show themselves, and the signs of the days getting longer makes me feel so good. That means more time to enjoy life, your friends, family, your animal friends, and yourself.
I enjoyed myself today. And like I always say, after a few pictures, I turned my phone off and just decided to be. And I got to be for a while. I felt more like myself then I had in a while. And no bottle of wine, no piece of food, and no anything can substitute for that kind of harmony. All those details will help, but putting ourselves on a pedestal leads all the good things to come.
There’s more good to come. I will treasure this time, and the time spent with my four legged friends, who have been friends for a long time. And I hope for many years to come. That’s the good stuff…
For more on Yalumba, here is their wine list, a link to purchase their wines online, and their contact information.
When the opportunity presents itself, I would love to try another one of their wines. But for now…
Happy Spring and Peace Be With You.