Zinfandel is not one I talk about a lot. And I have no explanation for it. I mean I could make up one, and let the words try to validate what I’m trying to justify (oh boy…), or I could say when I get around to it.
So I got around to it.
I’m so grateful to be invited into friends’ homes and know that most of all, we are friends and that we care for each other, and that the conversations never get old. And at times, we can enjoy silence without it ever being awkward.
This dinner was full of beautiful conversation, all entertainment, and there’ll never be enough time to get it all in. Then again, there’s always room for next time, and room for everybody.
I had brought a bottle of the same grape, and it turned out to be a flop. I won’t get into specifics. You might be able to see the label in picture, so maybe you know to avoid it if you’re out shopping for Zin. But don’t take my word for it. To each their…
Thankfully and fortunately, the hosts opened up one of their favorite wines, the 2015 Zinfandel from Carnivor Wines. A name like that carries a lot of weight, no puns my friends.
The price is anything but that, ranging from $10-$12, you’re getting a bargain.
Without reading the label and getting a couple of sips, I tasted that oak and oak is you’re friend when it comes to reds, and some whites. That’s just my opinion, but it’s based on experience. The info also mentions blackberry and hints of caramel. I really dig that if that’s what I tasted. It just felt different but most importantly of all it tasted like a wine many would enjoy.
And when you’re with fantastic company everything is going to taste better. Food tastes that much more palatable (more than already might be), water is even that more refreshing, the air feels dryer and cooler (well that’s literally where we’re headed), and at least for me, my breaths feel for natural. I know right.
This bottle, like most great ones, never had a chance. It lasted a while but then it didn’t. A few hours of a great evening always goes by rather quickly. You don’t always want it to end, but does it really? It’s just on hold for the next time.
The food choices were plentiful: chips, hummus, olives, cheese are the perfect appetizer for any dinner or party of your liking. It’s those little things that are the biggest things. I’ve said it before with knowing some parts of better left unsaid and to just be.
The dinner itself was one of a more heartier and comforting variety, which is fitting to pair with a wine named Carnivor (here’s where to buy near you!). As no pictures were taken I just made my point from earlier, sometimes there’s no need for explanations and facts. You can take out most food and wines and substitute them for something else, and the story, while different, has the same constant of joy, love, happiness, and all those other good things.
I love all those good things.
I’m so grateful to have shared another evening with great friends, and I welcome and embrace the next time.
Peace Be With You.