Thurs-Fri. 1/25-26 2005 QUAIL RIDGE CABERNET SAUVIGNON and 2005 MONTINORE ESTATE PINOT GRIS

Thursday brought a return to the office and the inevitable day spent catching up on everything that occurred while I was gone. Somewhat uneventful but had a nice, relaxing evening with a nice glass of 2005 Quail Ridge Cabernet. I let this one breathe for about 30 minutes and discovered a lot of blackberry and currant flavors that I didn't taste the last time I tried this. Actually I was more in the mood for a nice Chardonnay but our wine cooler was fresh out of any white graped varietals.
Friday brought another hectic day with meetings, field work and a run to Cabot just before the traffic got too bad. Stopped by T's place and stocked up with a case of a variety of whites, Chardonnays, Pinto Gris, Sauvignon's primarily. Grabbed a couple more bottles of the Seghesio Barbera just because it is so damn good. I got home and chilled everything I had just bought and opened up a wonderful bottle of Montinore Estate Pinot Gris 2005. This was more of a splurge bottle, celebrate the weekend, even though at $11.99 a bottle it's not really at the cost level of a true splurge! This one had great citrus and fruit aromas with flavors of apples, lemons and maybe a little roasted nut swirling on the tongue. Highly, highly recommend! Capped off the night with a great run of cards during the monthly game and was well in the plus column for the night. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often!

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