So, to digress for those of you that thought you hit a porn or drug site. I met Lori F. on Facebook the day I joined. A wino living in Ventura County but raised in Santa Clarita, she sent a bazillion people invites to join my wine 101 club.
That was a few months ago. Then she sent me a message, again via Facebook, regarding her husband helping a restaurant friend liquidate some of his wine. (Look a couple of posts down on this blog to see his offerings.)
I got right on that. (Surprise? No!) I wanted the Opus One (And still will accept as a gift) but was only able to convince the hubby that we could accommodate, at the very least, the 6 bottles of 1999 Mondavi Reserve Cab.
Okay, back to the parking lot. Mike picked me up from the street, while juggling my wooden wine crate on his lap, and then drove me to my car parked in the sheltered/covered mall garage.
Transporting the Mondavi stenciled crate from Mike’s car to mine, he then counted his twenties. Mike then pulled up a couple of nails, and displayed my drugs/wine. Nestled in tissue they sat…for a minute…until I tore through one to confirm my prize.
Quick good bye to Mike (feeling guilty as he had an Open The Bottle Night story to tell—see photo further down and on the left of this page) I simply couldn’t concentrate.
Raced home. Put torn tissue on counter. Put one bottle in fridge for 20 minutes. Now…finally…and exhale. I can’t believe that I bought wine in a parking garage that tastes like friggin’ heaven.
The wine: 14.1% alcohol has definitely developed into a big Cab. Balanced, complex flavors, long finish. Paired with my computer and husband. Perfect. And 5 more for the cellar until 2014 max.
So…what have you bought in a parking lot lately?