I recently told a story about sharing a gift I was given with by the gifters. That would make me the giftee.
On that same night (more on that night here as well) I brought plenty of holiday gifts to share with the presenters, because it only feels right.
Even if you don’t drink wine, or sip it infrequently, you’ve likely heard of Robert Mondavi, and seen their wines at a store or restaurant near you.
When the time is right, I’ll discuss my thoughts on some of those wines. But my gift was on a different level, one that carries some prestige and cache that you will feel on the first impression. I know I did. The 2014 Private Selection Pinot Noir has all the makings of a classic, and matches the intensity and feelings that the label might evoke.
The aromas of spice, tobacco, and oak is my kind of wine. For a Pinot Noir this is a little more medium bodied than what you might be accustomed to. With the weather breaking and settling into more seasonable and higher temperatures, this might push the limits of what you would like to drink this season. But I love it.
And the cherries and strawberries are the taste that can fit any season, any time of year, and any mood your in. Of course, the bourbon barrel taste is why you get this wine, and what a draw it is. Incredible taste and incredible quality.
At a price averaging under $15, and if you’re savvy you’ll it closer to $10, this is a bargain. This is a tremendous wine. And when sipping in the moment, and in a good mood, or even a lousy one, it’s going to lift your spirits, get you thinking, and get you talking. This is a wine that will resonate with you.
It’s resonating with me now, nearly a month later. It was a good night, and I was surrounded by great friends, great animal friends, nature, shared some snacks, conversations, laughs, and all the good (and sometimes not so good) moments in life and in time.
The fact that I’ve made several posts, and might make more, is something I don’t take lightly. I’m overly sentimental, and then I’m overly sentimental. I appreciate the good things in life, or at least I try to. Sometimes I forget, and have let certain memories and situations disappear without realizing.
This is what a wine, a meal, a deep (or sometimes silly) conversation will do to a person. It means so much at the time and might even old more significance later. It’s been less than a month and the importance has already grown exponentially.
I love this wine, and I love the night we had this on. I loved the company I shared this with, and there’s not much else to say. This is one of my shorter posts, and I can drag this out, but there’s no point. Sometimes less is more. The little things are the well, you know the rest…
I must revisit the Mondavi Private Selection, but I won’t force the issue. I’ll know when it’s right. This was meant to sipped when it was, and I couldn’t imagine a better time for it.
Here’s more on their Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines, their wine list, more about them, and where to find their wines near you.
We’ll do this again soon. Thanks so much, and….
Peace Be With You.