Two weekends back, the Lady and I had the very fortunate experience of a tour, a tasting and an overnight stay at the breath-snatching estate of Jordan Vineyard & Winery (Twitter, WineLog) in Alexander Valley. Blessed with a perfect harvest weekend of weather, we we able to visit courtesy of Communications Director (and photographer/videographer extraordinaire) Lisa Mattson. After dropping off the Pug with the parents in Napa, we headed across the valleys in the brilliant morning sunshine. The weather really was tremendous that weekend, sunny, a few puffy clouds and about 80 degrees at its peak. I really had no idea what to expect for the next couple of days however, since the Jordan site didn't really have a whole lot of information about the four suites or homes that were available for overnight visits.
I don't think it's any surprise to you fine readers that I'm a big fan of Bordeaux and even work for the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) as one of Le Wine Buff, video broadcasting each week from my vino-abode. Well the kids at Enjoy Bordeaux (Twitter) have hatched an incredibly rad new plan to create some fun on the interwebs, with oh, maybe a prize that might require a flight or two, woot! I don't want to spill alll the deets, but suffice it to say: it will be fun, it will be a contest on their Facebook page launching 11/15/10 (where you currently can see the awesome documentary short of our BDX trip in June), the prize is flippin' awesome and you can get some of the gist by checking out my personal addition to the shizzy after the jump. You'll even find some wines taking home a WKBadge for their efforts. Cheers!
So a mad apology is needed from myself to my tireless vinopanion known as David Cole, AKA @ColeDavid. I first started this interview NYE of this (last?) year and it is now finally seeing the light of the interwebs. Thank you for your patience David, here it is in the pixels! Actually, this interview coincides quite nicely with some exciting news from David's joint family winery, James David Cellars. They are launching a new website, have just put out some new wines and are of course, currently tackling the very challenging 2010 harvest from their home base in Paso Robles. Following the interview, I've listed all of the tasty wines from David's wine labels mentioned below that I've had the fortune to taste over the years. Onward!
Yes, yes, yes...I *know*! It's been some time since my last post. Well, that's just what going on vacay for 2+ weeks to Carmel Valley, Spain and Portugal will do to you. Actually, I take that back. It's what going back to work AFTER that vacay, that will get ya! Anyhow, I'm back and ready to reengage my fellow vinopanions and boy do I have two cool pieces of vino news to disseminate!