Mid-Life Crisis and Ascent
** YOUR MID-LIFE CRISIS **
Some say Covid launched a groundswell of early mid-life crises. Whatever.
Your Contemplate Where You Went Wrong and Where You are Going Wine:
And THE BIG RED OF THE WEEK
Although not at the mid-life point yet, I asked Brett Watson to pick a bottle to steer the process.
And he said: "Ascent! 100% cabernet from a vineyard site just next to the fabled Pride Mountain Vineyards
that straddle the Napa and Sonoma County line. Ascent is a side project of well respected winemaker
Andrew Geoffrey. Well aged, integrated classical Cabernet for a quarter of the usual Napa cost. "
The generous fruit will allow this wine to age gracefully for years.
This limited-production masterpiece sits prettily in the glass with opulent aromas
of blackberry, red plum, and red cherry, accented by generous wisps of cola and chocolate.
The palate is anchored by dense flavors of cassis, licorice, and black olives,
and the tannins are still impeccably structured.
Compare, if you can find it, at $54.
OK. I realize Ascent is a little higher in price
but do I have to remind you:
THIS IS YOUR MID-LIFE CRISIS.
(I already had mine.)
EMPAHSIS ON MID-LIFE!
*** WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? ***
Or you could go the red sports car route and pair it
with this race car lover's dream house in LA for $62 million.
Your Call: $62M for $54?