Oh yum! This is a great wine! This George Phillips Cellars Zinfandel 2004 is just delicious. The nose is spice and mushrooms, oddly, but it really makes a nice bouquet! The tannins are lip-smackingly firm, which I love. The taste is full of fruit — plums and cherries.
It is Sunday night and I have pork loin chops marinating, potatoes simmering (for mashing); I baked a loaf of whole wheat bread (it’s cooling) and a pan of oatmeal walnut-chocolate chip cookie bars (also cooling) and I’ll be heating up leftover baked beans and also a vegetable (undecided). We’ll be heading outside in a few minutes to sip our wine and watch over the grill. It was a stupendously beautiful Indian summer October day in MIchigan. The leaves are turning but are not at their peak, yet. We took Trigger on a couple of very long walks today and enjoyed the sights.
Tommy had class today and he is now home. We miss our Tony, but all is well!