John is home and tonight was the first meal we've enjoyed together in more than a week. As per the meal plan, cedar plank salmon was on the menu!
In 2008, we traveled to San Francisco and Sonoma in California. Part of the trip was a four day hike in Sonoma visiting wineries. It was absolutely an amazing vacation and we talk often about going back someday. We bought a few (12) bottles of wine while we were touring and packed them all up to bring home and store on the bottom shelf of our wine rack. We've been working our way through those bottles slowly ever since.
Tonight, we enjoyed a 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon from Bartholomew Park Wineries. This is Bartholomew Park:
This wine was fantastic. The nose was beautifully reminiscent of the unique setting of California. The wine was rich, deep, unapologetically potent. If you ever have the opportunity to take advantage of the tours offered by Wine Country Trekking, I strongly recommend them!! This is a great way to see the countryside and to taste the wine, and the ability to enjoy the fruits of the trip a full two years later (and beyond) means it's the trip that really keeps on giving.