Saturday night makes it alright! Decided to open a bottle for professional tasting purposes. This Joseph Carr 2014 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon had lots of blackberry, bright cherry, dusty cocoa and some some leathery aromas. The flavor brought out more sour cherry and plum. Nice acidity but not enough tannins to bring it into full balance. After the finish there was an unusual aftertaste…or maybe my sinuses?


Followed this up with a bright and lively Sancerre at Bistro Le Cep. Had the unexpected privilege to dine with the Mannke’s. Good food. Good wine. Great stories. Nice night!!