We took the Archery Summit Pinot Noir with us to a family Christmas vacation in Las Vegas. Shared the bottle between Travis, his mom, sister Shannon, brother-in-law Laurence, and myself while watching the Vikings beat the Eagles on TV (after a fantastic, fresh air, rustic day at The Grand Canyon). Very smooth. Very delicious.
Popped the Veuve Cliquot Brut Champagne at our friend Jamie's house on New Year's Eve. This was NOT a fan favorite though. First off, it was extreeeeemely difficult for me to reach past the $6 champagne for the SIXTY DOLLAR Brut at Albertsons. I don't even really like champagne, but figured I'd give it a try since Chico is so well-known for its bottles. Then, after splitting it among all of us at the houseparty, we only ended up with a shot a piece. --But that actually turned out to be a good thing, cause as Dick Clark counted from 10 to 1 on TV, we took a swig and our faces immediately puckered up with the icky tartness of the champagne. Won't be buying that again.
Happy New Year! 2011 shall be a joyous year, I'm sure of it! :)
~Rating of Archery Summit Pinot Noir: 9 stars (out of 10)
~Rating of Veuve Cliquot Brut Champagne: 1 star (out of 10)
~Quote of the day: "I can sit & write poetry 'til hell freezes over, and get attached to any particular set of words." -Axl Rose (I'm in the middle of reading The Saga of Guns N Roses, and it is quite interesting!)
~Music while sipping: chatter