“A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – Gael Attal

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wine? Yes Please.

Us in the Tasting Room 
On Saturday a group of us made a day trip Northeast to a region famous for producing Pinot Noir, Martinborough. A short hour and a half train ride landed us in the town square, lined with shops and outdoor patios. The town itself is settled among dozens of vineyards all with wineries open for tasting. The 70 degree and sunny weather welcomed us to walk around the main dirt road leading to the wine. The first, (and my favorite of the day) was a little place called Cambridge Road. This place really is a one man show. The owner harvests the grapes, produces the wine, and runs the cellar door. He was extremely passionate about his work, and even offered to take us back to the barrel room. My favorite taste of the day came from Cambridge Bridge, a blend of Pinot Noir and Syrah called Dovetail. The name "Dovetail" appeals to the owner's family's roots in carpentry, a dovetail being a type of joint.
Cambridge Road

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