That’s the last time I posted on this blog.
That’s almost seven months!
You should know that I’ve been drinking good wine and eating great food the whole time… But, sometimes, life gets in the way (I’ve got all these kids, now!).
Even though I don’t post here as often as I used to, Stay Rad Wine Blog will be here forever.
If that’s not enough Jeff for you (I mean… Who doesn’t need more Jeff in their life?), you can always join me on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available here, or download on iTunes) every Friday.
Check out the wine I was drinking on our latest episode…
The Troon Vineyard 2013 Black Label M*T Reserve was sent to me as a sample for review a few months back. It’s a wonderfully odd field blend of 57.67% Malbec and 44.33% Tannat. It’s a big, dark, and juicy wine from Southern Oregon that would give many a Napa Cab a run for their money.
It also goes great with Taquitos!
A few days later, I jumped into another Oregon wine while I was making dinner…
The 2014 Pinot Noir from A Blooming Hill Vineyard was another sample sent for review. The husband and wife team of Holly and Jim Witte named their two Pinot Noir blocks after their dogs (Gemini and Trouble). This “Trouble” has a super fun nose of mushrooms, tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, and wet rocks. The palate is surprisingly sharp and fresh on the first approach. Loads of tart cranberries, red currant, and (would you believe it?) lime zest. If the high acid up front scares you, don’t trip… It becomes much more approachable with time in the glass.
Food helps too…
That Pinot Noir is a great pizza wine. The combination was a beautifully juicy and round meal… Perfect for a Friday night at home with the one you love.
Be sure to listen to Jeff each and every week on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available now on iTunes).