Last week, I wrote a lot during writing workshops all day Thursday at Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center and at Old Creek Ranch Winery then on Saturday at Danika Dinsmore’s Poetry BootCamp.
And I even wrote about wine–wine poetry, believe it or not!
So I will be posting some of my wine and winery inspired poems as well as a few by others from our writing workshop starting with these tasting “notes” about Old Creek Ranch’s Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. I’ll also be posting a few more “traditional” notes about the wines we tasted and the pairings we enjoyed.
You fruit me like a cherry
summer ripe days
You flower me like a rose
red, deep, red
You spice me like a vanilla bean
musky, husky, rich
You rock me like a granite dome
round and rough
You roll me like a romp in the hay
the hills and the land in you
You sing to me like Tom Waits
gravely and true
You wear on me like a gold watch
classic, reliable, dependable
You rub me like an old leather saddle
smooth and soft
You kick me like a soccer ball
on a wild open field
You stroke me like a tiger’s tongue
and I’m coming back for more
Okay, it may not be one of my best poems but it was a fun way to describe the wine using various prompts to get from the common descriptors to more unusual ones! Stay tuned or subscribe for more!
PS Better catch this luscious wine while you can since this is the last vintage of it they plan to make! (Instead, watch for a 2007 Nebbiolo from Stolpman Vineyard and some other new wines!)