When you get spoiled and exposed to wines that are delightful, yet affordable, it’s easy to run into wines that are going to bring you down the earth. Not everything is going to be highly rated. Life doesn’t work out that way. I wish it did. I wish every wine would be four stars and up.
If that were the case, the vintages that are actually on that level lose so much of their shine and luster.
I purchased the 2016 Nonni Malbec with all the intentions of bringing it to someone, somewhere. I honestly don’t recall. Maybe I was going to bring it to a dinner party, maybe I was going to well, I don’t know.
Without even opening the bottle, that doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement. However, at only $12 (technical info can be found here) and under retail price, and a charming label as well, what can go wrong? It’s a Malbec, and based on my experience those are usually the more reliable wines.
Reliable is exactly the word you would use. It’s there, it’s nothing special, and it’s about as average a wine you’re going to find.
My friends seemed to enjoy it a little more than I did, but more or less we were on the same page. When a night spent hanging in involves lots of food, drink, and all kinds of other fun things, not everything is going to be perfect.
The perfect days or nights usually involve little to no planning, what usually stands out is something you would never expect. This wine is good enough to talk about, but more in the lines of the entire night itself. Which means this is going to be ongoing. How ongoing? Well…
I can’t describe this wine, other than there’s dark fruits and it’s easy to drink, along the lines of a Pinot Noir. But taking out all the pseudo expert analysis, this was a fine that was simply, just there.
‘There’ isn’t always a bad thing, it’s just well, there.
It’s a talking point I look forward to, and can sometimes go into a passive aggressive direction, if framed a certain way. Oh wait…
This goes back to a night in May. where I got together with pals and some animal friends I don’t see enough. There’s plenty of people in our lives we can say that about. How often have you said to the people you care about the most, ‘We need to see each other more often’, or ‘Let’s get together soon, it’s been too long’. Then the next time you see them, that conversation may come up again.
It’s either because you don’t see them enough, or no matter how many good times you’ve had with them in succession, it’ll never be enough.
This applies to so many loved ones I think about on a regular basis. And likely people are thinking that way about you. That’s the good kind of being ‘there’.
This particular evening went hours on end. A lot of laughs were shared, stories were recanted, and a lot of food and drink were imbibed.
What stood out wasn’t one thing in particular, but a collection of things. Well maybe one or two things, but you get what I’m saying…
The other day the memories were a little more clear, but now it’s a it hazy. And that’s the place I’m in. Ask me tomorrow, I might have a few other things to say.
What matters is that there’s never enough great times to spend with the people you love and care about the most.
This is to be continued…
Peace Be With You,