I opened this wine because I wanted something pretty special after an exceptionally demanding and stressful last couple weeks. This really fills the bill. Very delicious with that wonderful Alexander Valley personality that I love. Chocolate, coffee and minerals are the predominant flavors.
It is unusually cold and rainy today so I decided to make a cold-weather meal. I made a big batch of spicy chili and a loaf of homemade, crunchy bread that is irresistibly good — both in taste and texture. This is a bread that actually bakes in a covered cast iron skillet in a very hot oven. I took a picture to show you how beautiful it is!