Wine Tasting April 2 ’11 ***********

REMEMBER, this Friday, April 1 from 4:30-6:30 we will host an opening Gallery reception for our friend, neighbor, and April artist Anne Gibert, (free wine and goodies!) who will be showing new and old paintings and etchings she describes as “various creatures, some real, some imaginary. Some are from Lummi or recent travels. Some animals (bear, coyote) some birds, some people. A couple of small landscapes and one big one of that green sailboat that was moored off my beach last summer.”  All YOU need to know is we already have our favorites!

Note: The eleven stars *********** above (count’em!) are to acknowledge our 11th anniversary. On April 2, 2000, we were married right here on Lummi Island, on a beautiful sunny day, in Ann Morris’ lovely guest house, followed by dinner for 40 at the Beach Store Cafe, a special meal with special friends on a special day. Worth a toast, I’d say! Cheers!

Last week’s wines were (what can I say???) another hit, with our lovely, grassy little Casa Lapostolle sauv blanc from Chile (I am really enjoying these lately); our old favorite Santa Digna carmenere (also Chile of course); the big, fat, rad, red blend from Martinez & Martinez (we still have some), and the day’s big winner, the suave and satisfying Browne Family cab.

Last week we found ourselves hosting a series of charming new couples, one getting married in June, one celebrating an anniversary, a couple of others just, you know, lost on Lummi Island with no idea how they got here. Maybe romance is in the air. Maybe everyone’s GPS went haywire. Maybe they had no idea how much the ferry fares have gone up in the last month or two. For whatever reason we were graced with lots of new faces and a festive atmosphere.

try to act married!…

Did he just say what I think he said…??

no kidding you can fix our flat tire while we taste wine?

sure they’re cute, but don’t be fooled they have other partners!

This week’s wines:

Delaille “Unique” Cheverny sauv blanc 08  France      $12
Shows a pronounced thyme note, with good nerve to the lime flavor on the back end.

Colome Amalaya  ’09    Argentina       $9
From one of the highest and most remote vineyards in the world (8000 ft). Dark, with a core of crushed currant and plum fruit laced with black tea, fig, raisin and cherry with hints of mesquite and fruitcake. Stays fresh on the finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tannat.

St. Cosme Deux Albions   ’08    France       $20
Forward, with solid raspberry and ganache notes backed by graphite and tobacco on the finish. Slightly taut, but with solid length and depth.

Lost River Nooksack Redd  ’08   Washington      $18
Our friends at Lost River make this special blend of cab, merlot, and cab franc to benefit the Nooksack River Salmon Enhancement Administration…a worthy cause, AND it’s DELICIOUS!

Wine Tasting

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