It’s been quite some time since I’ve actually had the opportunity to sit for awhile and blog. That’s what a day off work can finally do for you. Give you back some time. It feels good. This is what I miss…
If you can’t tell, I’ve been stressed at work lately. More than normal. So, the boy planned a little weekend get-away to Colorado’s western slope; most famously known for its wineries and vineyards.
Last year, this exact weekend, we were in the same area of Colorado for the Rim Rock Marathon. We found some wineries that we loved, so we were anxious to get back to the area for a revisit and some new finds.
The typical 4+hour drive promised to be longer with a big storm hitting the mountains on Friday night. We left early on Saturday to avoid some ski traffic (of which there was none) and arrived in Palisade around lunch time. It made for a cold weekend but the white snow blanketing the red cliffs created a beautiful contrast.
We soon got to work on wine tasting. Here is a list of the wineries we loved and the wines we bought (note, we are partial to dry reds):
Whitewater Hill Vineyards: 08 Cabernet Sauvignon
Hermosa Vineyards: 06 Merlot, 08 Cabernet Sauvignon, 09 Cabernet Franc,
Garfield Estates: 08 Cabernet Franc, 09 Syrah
Maison la Belle Vie: 08 Merlot
Anyone else partial to the 08 and 09 grapes? Okay, maybe just us.
We came away with 9 new bottles. It was much worse last year.
Next up, the race I registered for last night…yikes! Am I even race ready?!