This afternoon Linda and I drove to the Log Tom Grange's Daffodil Festival for our annual outing among the flowers, llamas, and cinnamon rolls. We strolled the booths and she found a new necklace, while I spoke with to Tabitha, the cook at Our Daily Bread, located in Veneta, about the blog and about progress on Domaine Meriwether's new digs. After that I found caramel corn and cinnamon rolls while admiring Linda's new necklace.
We got to pet a llama and an alpaca, and we watched as a boy of 8 got taken down by a kid goat. Hilarious!
After our repast we drove the short distance up to Pfeiffer Winery for a glass of blue dot Pinot Noir, '07 for me, '08 for Linda. She said when ask if we wanted to taste "I'm only here for the kisses!" and went to find Robin. The '06 is lush, large, and long on fruit while the '07 is a bit lighter, leaner, and less licentious, it is much more complex and more likely to follow the rules of a typical Oregon Pinot Noir. While there we tasted out of barrel, the '09. I will not reveal the secret but should warn that futures will be bright (and dear). As we left, Robin gave Linda her kiss and gave me a bottle of '07 Blue Dot Pinot Noir ($60)
Short jaunt up to RainSong for a promised bottle of the '06 Pinot Noir($30) and a bottle of '08 Chardonnay($15). Mike came down from the house and told us about the great success of their custom Barrel Bottling , a service they have found very popular with organizations and clubs that want their own label for events. Sounds like a great idea!