May 13, 2009 is Wine Blogging Wednesday and this month’s host Jeff at Good Grape prompts us to write about a California wine which inspired us, writing Thematically, this month is intended to be broad while acting as homage to Robert Mondavi, the 1-year anniversary of his passing on Saturday, May 16.
Because Mondavi was such an inspiration physically, spiritually and philosophically to so many – both in the industry and to consumers, while acting as the forefather of the modern California wine movement, I would like for WBW participants to revisit a California wine that they have enjoyed, or have a particular fond memory of, and tell a story.
Please go buy or pull from your stash, a bottle of whatever that California wine was that created a memorable chapter in your life, revisit the bottle, and share your story.
For me, the wine for today’s Wine Blogging Wednesday comes from Ridge. the winery where I worked in my early 20s and which shaped my palate as surely as working for Mr Peet! More to come on this post!