I was recently afforded the chance to revisit one of my favorite wines of all time, Saxum 2008 James Berry Vineyard. I first encountered it at Grouse Mountain Grill in Beaver Creek, CO, with friends. Thanks to the generosity of those same friends, who shared the bottle they bought with me, we were able to once again sample the deliciousness that is Saxum. We decanted it and let it sit for 20 minutes or so before we couldn't wait any longer to enjoy it.
The wine was dark and inky, typical of Rhone varietals (it seems to me), and oh, the aromas! Cinnamon! Cloves! Was that a hint of vanilla? So many it was hard to settle on specifics.
Books: Nearly done with Kinslayer. Not sure what'll be next. Probably one of my backlog of Echoes of All Our Conversations.
Bottles: None lately. Getting some today!
Writing: Past the 60% mark. Hooray!
Guitar: Still looking at "Have a Cigar" and "Young Lust." Might take a look at "Welcome to the Machine," or perhaps some songs by Young the Giant, which I have recently discovered.