Feb 212012
 

I’ve mentioned before that this year started off being a bit crazy.  Even though we’ve gone through only one of us having a job before, having Hubby  and me go through job instability at the same time put us both on edge.  At the end of January, right after we heard that I was going to keep my job, Hubby was asked to interview at a new company.  The interview itself was long, but all the pieces seemed to fall into place quickly, and before the day of his interview was over, a friend who already works there told Hubby to expect an offer.  Since then, it’s been a whirlwind as he gave notice, closed out his projects, and got things ready to embark on a new adventure.

2008 Storybook Mountain Vineyard Eastern Exposure Zinfandel

2008 Storybook Mountain Vineyard Eastern Exposure Zinfandel

His coworkers threw him a farewell party last Wednesday, so I was on my own for dinner.  I’d been having a particularly busy day at work, so after coming home late, I opened a bottle of Zinfandel and made myself a filet mignon with Savory Sweet Life’s Asian inspired marinade, which I found on Pintrest.

The 2008 Storybook Mountain Vineyards Eastern Exposure (winery) was mostly Zinfandel grapes blended with a touch of Viognier grapes.  The wine had a deep ruby color.  On the nose, there were blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cedar with a hint of anise and nutmeg.  In the mouth, there were blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, anise, nutmeg, and hints of pine needles.   The wine had a medium body, medium tannins, and medium acidity.

Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely!  If you see this wine in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed.  At $45, this wine is a little on the pricey side for an after work wine, but it’s definitely worth the cost, particularly if you’re having steak for dinner.  Savory Sweet Life’s marinade was delicious, and it was an amazing pairing with the Storybook Zin.  In fact, it was one of those meals where I savored every bite, so much so that it helped melt away the stress of the day itself.  I was truly sorry that Hubby missed such a fantastic dinner.

Price: $45
Purchased at Storybook Mountain Vineyards website
Overall: 4 Corks

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