Wine Wednesday!

wine wednesday

Dear Dominion Dodge, I hate you with the passion of ten thousand fiery suns. I will never pay for your service again. Ever. I’m serious like Taylor Swift here. EVER! Signed, a very disgruntled customer whose car you have held hostage for two and half weeks.


Seriously, my car was SUPPOSED to have been done by today. Ready for pick up. But noooooooo. It may be done by Friday. Grrrrrr. And all that after they couldn’t even get me a loaner car for the first week. I swear. If this doesn’t call for a good wine Wednesday, I don’t know what does!


So,  how about a bottle of Bordeaux to sooth the mind? This week’s selection is a 2000 Bordeaux wine from Chateau des Hauts de Pez in the St. Estephe region of France. This was their bronze medal vintage and costs around $28 a bottle.


My notes:

  • color: dark cherry
  • scent: berries with smoke
  • tannic
  • cherry
  • mineral
  • slightly earthy
  • nice glass, but not my favorite Bordeaux

Some words from someone with more knowledge than me: “Soft, refined flavors and aromas of cassis and blackberry, with nice, spicy black pepper notes. This dry, medium-bodied wine has firm, yet silky tannins and finishes quite smoothly. An excellent companion to meals such as pork tenderloin.” from the folks at TotalWine.


Wine Wednesday!


Day One of my new running “program”- complete! Yeah, you can read that sentence again if you need to. I am NOT a runner. Now, I don’t mind working out. I have even learned to love cardio on various machines at the gym. But. I am not, nor have I ever been, a runner. In fact, I make no qualms about telling people, “Hey, if you ever see me running? You might wanna start high-tailing it too, because I am being chased by a zombie or a madman with a knife, something!” That said, I need a new challenge. And still need to lose some weight that’s been trying desperately to stay attached to my lovely self. So, it’s back to calorie-counting and giving running a try. I’m actually pretty pleased with how well today went. And I certainly hope that I can report back down the road about my progress. Which, quite frankly, means that if I can run for ten minutes continuously, I will be happy, LOL.

So, in celebration of this new venture/small accomplishment, how about an amazing Bordeaux on this lovely Wednesday? I am such a sucker for French wines. A Bordeaux or Burgandy is my absolute favorite. This week’s selection is a 2009 from Chateau de Barbe Blanche. This particular Bordeaux is from the Lussac-St. Emilion region (a personal fave). It retails for about $23 a bottle.

My notes:

  • color- dark, blackberry/plum
  • scent- earthy, dark fruits
  • smooth
  • hint of spice
  • earthy, oak flavors
  • hint of smokiness
  • very, very yummy!

And for the experts: “Raspberry, blackberry and currant flavors pump along, with toasty vanilla and spice notes filling in on the medium-weight, juicy finish. There’s a nice tarry flash on the finish.” – Wine Spectator