Action Packed Weekend w/BARBERA & CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Well, it was an action-packed weekend to say the least. We started out with an impromptu happy hour with the next door neighbors, Jim and Charlotte, that stretched out til 11:30 p.m. We started with a great bottle of 2004 Seghesio Barbera, originally retailed at $17.99 but I got it from T's place for $9.99, full of berry flavors and just the right amount of tannin, and followed that up with two bottles of 2003 Quail Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, originally priced at $15.99 but I got a great deal on this at $5.99 a bottle. I ended up buying a case because it was such a good deal. Nice fruit, spicy oak with this one and a little tanin finish that everyone agreed was very tasty (a fancy wine term). Saturday was just a lazy day with the kids, hanging out, watching a little t.v., then out to Alltel Arena to see the Arkansas RimRockers play the Sioux Falls Sky something or another in an NBA development league game. It was quite the snoozer with the old RimRockers (yes, that's really their name), losing their 14th in a row. We topped the night off at home, after the kids snuggled in for a long winters night, with a nice bottle of Cooks Brut champagne. Paid a full retail of $5.99 but at that price it's great for a no special occasion sip. I recommend everything we tasted on Friday and Saturday especially if you can find it at close to the prices I paid. Remember, Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often!

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