My Remarks at the AB3121 Task Force Meeting 03/29/2022

Don’t Judge – Don’t Judge. Yeah. I was drinking wine early in the morning in the place of coffee. Yes. Those NAARC and N’COBRA people get on my damned nerves. Wine is the cure. Anyway!!! I was assisted in making those remarks by a bottle of Chateau Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018. LeadingContinue reading “My Remarks at the AB3121 Task Force Meeting 03/29/2022”

The Mascotting of Queen Mother Audley Moore

I was assisted in writing this post by a grand bottle of Luigi Bosca Terroir Los Miradores Malbec 2018. An Argentinian (Tunuyan Region) standout carefully aged for twelve months in French oak barrels. Fine structure. Leading in with plums, ripe orange, vanilla, and oak. Complex tannins. A sustain and ending of chocolate, expresso, and blackContinue reading “The Mascotting of Queen Mother Audley Moore”

Citizen Engagement

I was assisted in writing this post by a bottle of El Enemigo Malbec 2017. A good traditional Argentinian from the Mendoza Province. Inky – but medium-bodied. Dry. Leading in with dark fruits. A bold sustain of oak, vanilla, and chocolate. Ending with strong black cherries, plums, and blackberries. Beautiful structure. Smooth, complex tannins. LowContinue reading “Citizen Engagement”

Green Cards And Reparations

I was assisted in writing this post by a bottle of Dolum Estates Cask 28 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018. A Stags Leap District – Napa Valley extroadinarist. Dry and very drinkable. Leading with strawberry preserves, smoky wood, and minerals. A quiet sustain of oak, chocolate, and cigar. Ending decisively in blackberries and ripe plums. Opulent body.Continue reading “Green Cards And Reparations”

The Sadducees And Pharisees Of Reparations

This Post was Co-Written By Cynthia McDonald We were assisted in composing this post by a bottle of Marchesi Sierra Foothills Zinfandel 2019. Bold with medium tannins. Foreground of plums, blueberries, blackberries, and vanilla. An abiding concert of cherries, raspberries, and muted strawberries. Soft acidity. Long but elegant finish of black pepper and cinnamon. “ThenContinue reading “The Sadducees And Pharisees Of Reparations”

Systemic Racism Does Not Exist

I Think It Does Though I was assisted in writing this post by a bottle of Penfolds RWT Bin 798 Shiraz 2017. A Barossa Shiraz from Australia. $150 a hit. But this shit here is definitely ass-kicking. Blackberries, plums, blueberries, dark cherries. Rich background of oak, vanilla, and chocolate. Balanced tannins. Fine mouthfeel. Sweet finish.Continue reading “Systemic Racism Does Not Exist”

A Freedmen Absolute Response to Critics and Chiselers .The Exordium.

Dicitur Exordium I was assisted in writing this Exordium (or opening) by an elegant black bottle of Chateau Rocher Gardat Montagne-Saint-Emilion 2016. A one-hundred point killer from France. A 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc blend. Tight structure. Silky tannins. Vanilla, oak, cranberry, blackberry. Moderate acidity. Juicy finish. “Deceit for personal gain is one ofContinue reading “A Freedmen Absolute Response to Critics and Chiselers .The Exordium.”

A Freedmen Absolute Response to Critics and Chiselers + Part I

Dicitur Pars Unus I was assisted in writing this Part One by a grand bottle of Cerretalto Brunello di Montalcino 2013. This shit is $235 dollars a hit Man. Whew! From Tuscany Italy. Powerful structure, concentration, and complexity. An Eastern Edge Brunello with multi-layered tannins. Spice, cherries, blackberries, tobacco, oak. A fitting wine to startContinue reading “A Freedmen Absolute Response to Critics and Chiselers + Part I”

A Freedmen Absolute Response to Critics and Chiselers + Part II

Dicitur Pars Duo I was assisted in writing this Part Two by a bottle of Kallan Vintners Anza Diem Proprietary Red 2017. Very impressive. Fine, complex structure. Raspberries, cherries, black pepper, honeydew melon, wood. Peppery nose. Medium finish. “Arguments cannot be answered by personal abuse; there is no logic in slander, and falsehood, in theContinue reading “A Freedmen Absolute Response to Critics and Chiselers + Part II”

A Freedmen Absolute Response to Critics and Chiselers + Part III

Dicitur Pars Tribus I was assisted in writing this Part Three by a sweet bottle of Stag’s Leap – “The Investor” Red 2015. A grand Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, Merlot, and Malbec blend. Fruity nose. Full structure. Blackberry, vanilla, spice, licorice, plums. Balanced acidity. Moderate tannins. Bold finish. “We are of the opinionContinue reading “A Freedmen Absolute Response to Critics and Chiselers + Part III”