I like to consider myself the Carrie Bradshaw of the wine world. Not because I am a particularly talented writer, but because I love LA as much as she loves NY AND my expenditures on wine equal hers on Manolo Blahniks. In the 2006 calendar year I spent $13,846.37 on wine. Retail. For some big collectors that’s nothing, I know. But for me, with my modest income, that’s more than I pay annually in rent. And that’s why I’m like Carrie Bradshaw, she couldn’t afford her apartment either.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Take a Clos LaChance.
Clos LaChance, Grenache, 2005.
We drank this wine with friends who had been to the winery and bought it direct. I am a big fan of buying wine direct from the producer (of course!) when you can. Not to say that I'm not a fan of supporting your local retailer - that's good too.
But anyway, we all thought this went really well with our Thanksgiving-esque dinner. It may seem late for Thanksgiving, no actually... it's never too late for Thanksgiving... This wine had lots of baking spices, which I would have called Christmas spice, but it is too late for Christmas, and juicy jammy ripe strawberry fruit. Perfect for all ya'll who LOVE California wine. According to recent statistics that's over 75% of you.