AZ Wine, Solace, and South African Shiraz


Went to AZ Wine in Scottsdale AZ last night, which was the place that actually got me hooked on drinking wine and grabbed a nice glass of Dry Creek Valley Zin, making my way to The Tuscany section, settling into solace.  Such a perfect moment it was to be sipping a wonderful glass of vino after a hard days work, perusing fine wines and taking in the awesome surroundings.   After taking in The Tuscany and Piedmont sections and then making my way over to The Northern Rhone, drolling and dreaming deeply for a seemingly forever moment, i was approached by a friendly wine steward and he asked if i would like to try a wine he was given as gift.    🙂

It was a 2007 South African Shiraz that was very rare and it had a bouquet of Earth that was wild, massive and dumbfounding.  It was like barley and wheat on Steroids with a slight undertone of clay and gunflint. South African wines are so hit and miss quality wise, but when they nail it, they are some of the most contemplative, seductive, earthiest wines in the world.   After a glass and half of wonderful wine and daydreaming about anothor world, a world filled with purity and peace, i was on my way again; On my way to experience another moment, another opportunity to appreciate this ultimate gift of Life. 🙂

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