Monday, November 19, 2007

What to drink on Monday Night: St Francis Rockpile Red

In honor of the number of people who arrive at this site by googling the exact phrase " What to drink on Monday night", I think we may start a new tradition and recommend a new wine each Monday. I am a bit concerned about how many people are so despondent about going to work on Tuesday that they are googling the phrase "What to drink on Monday night" but hey working for living can really be a grind. A friend of mine and I used to call it " Avoid Tuesday" and predictably after "Avoid Tuesday" revelry we would be a bit tired for work on Tuesday.

Anyway, in honor of the all of you who got through Monday, WTDOMN 's (what to drink on monday night) recommendation is : St Francis Rockpile Red 2004. I opened this bottle and before I even got a chance to pour it, the room smelled like banana bread. Pretty amazing for a red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. After letting the wine sit for 15-20 minutes. ( I only have so much patience), it was quite satisfying. Great acidity for pairing with food, lovely fruit that was reminiscent of plums and currant, on the nose... banana ( so cool!) and a nice bit of spice on the finish. So if you are looking for " What to Drink on Monday Night" look no further...

Cool Facts:
Rockpile is an actual AVA , that was recognized in 2002. Its located on a mountainside in the Northernmost corner of Sonoma County by Mendocino County. 2000 Ft above sea level therefore too far from the fog in Sonoma, these grapes see lots more sunshine and are sourced from Rod & Cathy Park’s Rockpile Vineyard. The 2005 vintage sells for $45 dollars on the St Francis website.


Sally said...

My Avoid Tuesday event last night was a viewing a terrible film translastion of the epic poem "Beowulf."

I need a "what to drink" suggestion to Avoid Remembering Terrible Movie.

SB Wine Advocate said...

From what I recall of high school english. "Avoid Beowulf" is just good advice. I think woody allen concurs in Annie Hall.

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