March 2, 2008

I Am NOT Drinking Any F*cking Merlot

Or, Meghan's recent trip to The Hitching Post, made uber-famous by the movie Sideways. Well, at least kinda famous.

My review? It was yummy, as usual. Nuf' said. But, how can you go wrong with a Filet cooked Medium Rare over an oak pit fire? I'm pretty sure you can't.
I drank this...
$7.00/glass

And this....
$14.00/glass

I had DJ take these pictures (on his phone, hence the quality) to send to my sister, who is a serious Highliner fan. There's a reason for that. It's good stuff. And I'm not even, generally speaking, a Pinot Noir person. But, shhh...don't tell the folk 'round these parts. That's a bit of a sin. Plus, this document's Zach's first time sitting in a high chair like a real boy. He ate applesauce. It was a milestone. Notice how he's eyeballing my wine?


Now, I realize that Sideways was really a movie you either loved or hated. I fall in the small group of people who were like, "Eh. It was okay." It was neat to see all kinds of local places featured in it. It did A LOT for our local econcomy as MANY a person flocked to see all the sites and have the "Sideways Experience." In fact, they still do. You can take a "Sideways Tour" of the area and see all the places that Jack & Miles visited. If you ever do, I ask three things of you:

1) Call me, so I can come along. This is most important. I'm always up for a day trip to enjoy good food and wine. Always.

2) Stop at The Los Olivos Cafe, which is awesome and I never get to eat there.

3) Please, for the love of all that is good, please, PLEASE don't drink any fucking Merlot. Just kidding. I don't discriminate against any type of wine.

10 comments:

Jen said...

I gotta tell ya, I'm jealous of your proximity to good wine. And on Sunday, too! ;) Colorado has great wineries, but they're all over the divide, which today is impossible to cross. Oh well, I have red something-or-other in the wine rack.
And I also fell into the "eh" group for Sideways.

HRH said...

winist.

jennifer h said...

The Los Olivos menu looks scrumptious.

You're lucky to live in a place like that.

Angie said...

There is nothing more ideal to me than a mild sunny afternoon at a local winery with good eclectic food. NOTHING ON EARTH! I, too, am jealous of your proximity to good wine. We have wineries all over Missouri and Illinois and they are fun little joints, but they lack some of the atmosphere of the west coast wineries. Okay, a lot. Some of the Missouri wineries are better because, contrary to popular belief, Missouri is actually quite pretty - lots of nice rolling hills, river valleys, Ozark mts in the SW, etc. I live in IL which is farming flatlands. Anyway, I digress. At our local wineries, they don't grow a lot of their own grapes because they can really only grow sweet grapes for wine making. They bring the grapes in from other places for the wine making. There are a few okay ones, though.

KEEP BELIEVING

Quart said...

You should have made a pitch for Carr wine while you were at it. OK, I will. Go to http://www.carrwinery.com and order the 2004 Syrah. I haven't tried it, but of it's a fraction as good as the 2003 you are in for a real treat. Do you think they'll send me a few bottles for my efforts?

And Jen, why bother with wine in CO when you have such easy access to New Belgium beer?! Ummmmmmmm.

Slow Panic said...

sadly i live where fried food is everywhere in proximity. i like to say that here in the south we would deep fat fry sex if we could....

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I'm a Pinot Noir and a Cab kinda gal.

Btw, I tagged you for a meme.

Grandmaother said...

I STILL think of the Butternut Squash Salad I had sitting on that patio at the Los Olivos Cafe - and you were pregnant with Dylan...
I think I need to get out more.

JCK said...

I LOVE pinot. And I loved Sideways. Still speaking to me?

Congrats on the highchair moment!

Call me Ms. Maxwell said...

I moved to Utah from Ventura County, CA 11 years ago and had to give up my Santa Ynez Valley cellar club memberships due to stupid liquor laws here. I just had to pass along this link to you -- reading that description, how could one NOT be a Pinot fan??? And since I've got that, um, UTAH thing going for me, I also found humor in the whole Mormon Winemaker portion of the story (I'm also from Wisconsin and did the State Street Pub Crawl during college in Madison, so...).

http://blogs.sltrib.com/slcrawler/2008/03/words-of-wisdom-about-wine.htm