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May 23, 2008

Hey Porter, Hey Porter!

Tell me it's grillin' time!

Just garlic salt and coarsely ground fresh pepper.

Oh! Look what I found

Thanks for everything, Boss.

To absent friends!

Sweet baby jeebus, this 8 year old Cab is divine. The tannins have really mellowed out and it has almost a raisiny syrupy flavor and mouth feel. Wow. I wish you could taste it.

Well, not really, because there would be less for me.

Update: Reading through that article and hearing their anecdote about their meal at Windows On The World (sigh) reminds me of my Mondavi story: In August of 1992 my Bride and I took a vacation to San Francisco and Napa, and we took the tour of the Mondavi winery. I asked a few questions and I guess somehow gave the tour guide the impression that I appreciated tasty wine so near the end of the tour the tour guide took us aside and told us to "hang back" after everyone else left. So of course we did. She then took us by ourselves to one of the winery's tasting rooms and poured for us a glass of the Mondavi Botrytis Sauvignon Blanc dessert wine. Oh. My. God was it divine. I adore these wines, and this was great. It had this raisin/honey/fig unctuousness and crisp acidity to wash all that sugar away. Sigh....talk about a nectar of the gods.

Posted by Mr. Bingley at May 23, 2008 07:28 PM


Leave the porch light on!!!

Posted by: tree hugging sister at May 23, 2008 10:47 PM

We just finished our last bottle of '76 Liberty School Cabernet. I know, that's an awfully long time to hold a Cab, but it had such a nice, easy finish, lots of pepper and fruit. Now I'm sorry I didn't save it.

Posted by: gregor at May 24, 2008 06:16 PM

The wine is great, and those steaks are a favorite, but they look kind of errr, ummm...Small.

Posted by: Mockinbird at May 24, 2008 07:13 PM

There is a documentary called 'Mondovino' about
the fight between French wineries and the Mondavi
company. It was made before he sold out to a
conglomerate.It is interesting.I got it at my
local library.
I did some work for his granddaughter in SF.Very
nice and decent young lady.

Posted by: greg newson at May 24, 2008 08:56 PM

The were (and I do emphasize the "were") nearly 2 lbs each, mockingbird.

and dang tasty.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at May 25, 2008 08:44 AM

I highly recommend reading The Fall of The House of Mondavi. It will give your a deep appreciation for all the man did for American wine.

Posted by: Suzette at May 25, 2008 11:33 AM

I'll look for it!

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at May 25, 2008 12:25 PM