I am feeling pretty good right now, have a final assignment in my irrigation class done to be turned in tomorrow afternoon and I found out my final grade for my soil fertility class which I am quite satisfied with. There are still two classes to study for exams, but I am over half way through my finals, putting me ever so close to successfully completing my 24 credits of Winter Quarter 2014.
For a change of pace I opened a dessert wine; I am not needing to be up before the sun to make it to class, so I can afford to splurge on the alcohol level in my glass. College Cellars is WWCC’s winery, where I spent so much time last fall. The 2012 Barbera is from Ciel du Cheval, a Red Mountain AVA vineyard known for its very warm growing season.
It took a little while for the nose to open up, but it was worth the wait for the black cherry aroma – the flavor was there right away. With 18.9% ABV it has more than enough alcohol.
Each year there is a release of a barrel of the ruby port style wine, while another barrel is blended with previous years in anticipation of a tawny port style dessert wine; another year or two and there will be a first release.
Less noticeable on the radar, but the College Cellar wines are most definitely Washington Wines – check out the website (we ship).
Happy St Patrick’s Day my friends, I will return to my books for another couple of days.