Stonecap Syrah

by Mary Maynard
(Monument, CO)

Stonecap Syrah

Stonecap Syrah

What Possessed Us To Open Wine?

David wanted Chinese food in a bad way. We talked him into staying home and having Shrimp and Chicken in an evil plan to force him to play Canasta. He must be rewarded with wine. Yes, I reward my husband with wine.

What Did The Label Want Us To Know?

I do love a wine that tells you what to eat with it. I went to a wine tasting class that made me eat food that did NOT go with certain wines.

Before that, I was not sure I even believed that almost all wine tasted fine with almost all food. This wine tells me to eat grilled meats and hearty cheeses. Well, if they insist!

The name Stonecap refers to the tops of hills that are stone in the region of the Columbia Valley in Washington.

What’s So Great About It?

David likes the smell and the taste. He said it was slightly fruity, and not as fruity as you would expect a Syrah to be. It was not heavy but it held its own. In apparent agreement with the label, he wanted to eat Manchego Cheese with it.

Jessica said it was not super dry with a nice finish. Nick agreed with fruity. I thought I might not like it because it had a screw top, but what are the chances, really, that I won’t like a red wine? I thought it was great.

Fantasy This Wine Engendered:

The Columbia River runs through the Columbia Valley from which this wine originates. You can catch a 400 pound Sturgeon in the Columbia River, the biggest to date that you have ever caught.

Sturgeon look like some kind of dinosaur.

Dinosaurs have nothing whatever to do with wine. Except that actually this bottles informs me that the soil the grapes are grown in is good because of flooding during the last ice age. See, how I have tied all this together? (No fantasy, David really did catch a 400 lb. Sturgeon. Again, he should be rewarded with wine!)

Conversation This Wine Engendered?

We all tried on each other’s glasses and fought over who was blindest

The use of baby shampoo on your Shi-Tzus

People who refuse to plan

How to properly make cow noises

By Mary Maynard

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