Originally Posted by gomestar
sounds like a marvelous time. Details when you are free...
It was a marvelous time. I was wrong this morning, though. I woke up feeling perfect. Still a bit drunk maybe. An hour later, I had the worst headache of my life while I was at work. It suckkkkkked.
Anyway, last night we went to a decent little place in Healdsburg and got a Hirch 07 pinot, which was described to us as "complex" but was really just a nice, non-complex, classic Sonoma pinot. Followed that up with a wine that wasn't on the list, and the waiter said was very nice. Claypool Cellars, IIRC. A RRV pinot, Green Hill to be specific. This one was indeed good. Very good actually. Surprised us all as we ate. BTW, the duck confit was ridiculous. Served with blackened brussel sprouts and pommes puree and brandy cream sauce. The confit was great, and they gave you two legs. Even for a huge fatass like me it was too much food for a single entree.
Then we went to the Hotel Healdsburg Lounge (really, a pretty chill place and probably the coolest upscale bar hangout in Healdsburg if you're ever in the area) and had what seemed like 12 Hendricks and Tonics, but I think it was only 7 or 8. At that point, I was terribly drunk. Then, Pio gave me my graduation present! A bottle of Stefania 2007 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot. I'm really looking forward to it. There were only 46 cases produced, so basically this wine is impossible to get. He also gave me a wine from his native Canadia, a 2004 Vidal Icewine. I will enjoy this bottle the next time I make a foie torchon at home, or with a really nice bleu. His generosity is noted and will not be forgotten. Not only did he get me drunk and give me a badass graduation gift, but he is a great guy and was a lot of fun to hang out with.
Oh yeah, sometime during the night, we got onto his cellartracker on his blackberry. Let's just say, the guy is a very lucky man.
Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
Someday I'd like to read the English language translation of this poast. I bet it would be interesting.