I know you are heading into your weekend, busy with all that entails for most purveyors/drinkers of wine. But I have just one question for an upcoming column:
1. Name your favorite wine, and if you can, what you were doing when you first had it.
Yours, in wine and out, Eve
And the first responder is:
The wine was unsettling: beautiful, fruit boldness, elegant although not smooth, with a stand out finish. A real crowd pleaser!
Steve Young, as long as I knew, never participated with his fellow vintners in the Festival. He did his own thing, and a few years later I flew up to do a story about this young winemaker, his family, and their wines.
All of this was built around the two days per year he sold off most of his wines, with hundreds of people coming to taste, to pick up their orders, and to enjoy the catered food prepared by local catering chefs — not cooks. It remained my favorite zinfandel for years.