So, after nearly three months of working in San Jose, CA I am finally doing something that I have waited years to do: going to Napa. This weekend, my wife and I will head to San Jose early and will instead hit Napa/Sonoma on Saturday and Sunday. She is on spring break so the timing worked out perfectly. While it isn't the best time of year to go because it is their 'rainy' season, I can only assume that I'll keep myself warm by thinning out my blood to the tune of about 75 octane.
Rubbing elbows with the holy grail of wine makers will be fun, but I can't help but think that I might be in a little over my head with all of the verbiage that they use. So, I'm going to try to drop a few knowledge bombs where I think I can and will use the statement "very fruit forward" as my fall-back option. Wow, this merlot sure tastes gamy. It is like a cow shat in my mouth! *knowledge bomb!!* Again, always using my quantity over quality mantra, I plan on plowing through so many wines that they taste like a fruit party in my mouth.
So, for those of you that have been - do you have any recommendations for good wineries to hit? And, of course by 'hit' I mean get loaded off of 2oz pours of wine and scream at the top of my lungs "It is just farming people!!! You are just growing grapes!!! Gahhhhhhhh!!!"