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Cheese with my wine? Heck yeah!

January 24, 2013

After waking up in Monterey this past Monday, Kara and I took a quick drive South to the beach town of Carmel-by-the-Sea to do a little wine tasting.

Our first stop was Wrath Tasting Room…

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Wrath

Wrath specializes in epic single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from the Santa Lucia Highlands…

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I was loving this Wrath 2010 Tondre Grapefield Pinot Noir…

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But this Wrath 2010 KW Ranch Syrah was off the charts good!

After checking out Wrath, we poked our heads into The Cheese Shop next door.  Dave TheVegetarian and his wife Kara TheVegetarian told us that we had to hit this place up… So we hit it up.

The Cheese Shop is awesome!

The moment we walked in the door, we were offered samples of some killer cheese.  After a little snacking, we headed to the back of the store to do a wine and cheese tasting…

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Wine and Cheese at The Cheese Shop

If you ever make it to The Cheese Shop, you’ve gotta do the wine tasting.  All you do is tell them what color of wine you want to taste, and they give you the wine… I was really digging on the Cahors they chose for me.

After cheesing it up, we headed down the road a bit to the Morgan Tasting Room…

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They make some fantastic wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands. I was a big fan of the 2010 Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir.

Before heading home, Kara and I stopped by the Sea Harvest Fish Market for some tasty seafood…

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Oysters!

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Clam Chowder!

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Wooden Pelican

After such an action-packed weekend, it was tough having to go back to work.

Please forgive me while I wine.

Stay Rad,

Jeff


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