Haven't blogged about wine in a while. Haven't really had any worth blogging about--I mean, when what you are mostly drinking is "2 Buck Chuck" (which costs $2.50 in WA) there's not much point...
So today I wandered into the local Grocery Outlet and had to go see if they had anything noteworthy on the wine shelves.
Wines and Wineries of California's Central Coast (Google Books), he was in the first chopper shot down over Cambodia. Thus, I suppose, the name.
Now, I never got close to Southeast Asia, but, enlisting in '80 as I did, most of the NCOs, Warrant Officers, and Field Grade officers I knew were, and most of the rest were "Viet Nam Era" veterans. And I can tell you that none of them ever indicated that "Cambodian Red" referred to the color of the dirt there...
But, what the hell. A percentage of the proceeds sale of this syrah (or "shiraz", if you prefer--same grape) goes to a fund for veterans of Viet Nam. Which is a Good Thing.
The wine: My palate is not as well-developed as it should be for wine reviews--part of the reason I don't do this more often--but it is a rather robust syrah. It may well overpower the ravioli I'm having for dinner.
But I will not be deterred.
UPDATE: Pretty good, actually. Mrs. Drang took a sip, decided she wanted some, which surprised me a little.