i live in the middle of wine country.
my family grows grapes and crafts them into french-style merlot and viognier.
we love wine and all the fun that living in the midst of winemaking culture brings.
last week, kevwrex and i participated in chardonnay day, a celebration in which "all you need is some chardonnay in your glass."
it was a simple soiree. i visited a local market and grabbed a bottle of sonoma county chardonnay, a slice of cheese, and some ripe strawberries...
a few tasting notes...
the wine: bluenose 2009 chardonnay, described as having notes of "pineapple, ripe peach and honeysuckle fruit with abundant flavors of vanilla, crème brulee and spice." it was delicious.
the cheese: point reyes farmstead toma. described as "a truly versatile semi-hard table cheese with a smooth, light and buttery flavor." it was indeed buttery and reminded me of a softer, creamier cow's milk version of petit basque, one of my favorite cheeses.
the strawberries: it is prime strawberry season here. plump, ripe, and devoured before the evening was finished.
chardonnay day was fun and we will definitely be participating again next year.
dear guests, do any of you enjoy drinking wine?