I’m Freedom-bound for the Fourth of July weekend, as in Freedom, Calif. I’m not sure Freedom is even a town (it’s in Amador County, in the Sierra foothills), but it has a post office (and boxes) and my friends have a home there where we're spending the holiday.
I've wanted to feel more patriotic of late. Too much doom and gloom with the economy, the California budget mess, and, well, you know the rest. Ready for the dark clouds to blow over, at least for the weekend.
My first impulse is to drink American, and the quintessential Yankee wine is Zinfandel. So I’ve already set aside a magnum of the 2007 Seghesio Sonoma County Zin for the barbecue festivities, and I’m thinking about uncorking a few more magnums, since my friends plan to grill for perhaps a dozen guests. I’m looking at a magnum of Annika on my desk and it too will be headed to Freedom. It’s a Syrah-Cabernet blend golf great Annika Sorenstam is making in conjunction with Wente. It’s mostly Livermore Syrah, but includes a dash of Napa Valley Syrah and some Livermore Cabernet. I haven't tried it yet, but I’m looking forward to it.
I’m also planning on taking some sparkling wines for the party, and since my friends have asked me to organize the wine part of the weekend, I’ll end up taking two mixed cases with a little of everything and no doubt some leftovers for my hosts.
So what are your wine-drinking plans for the weekend? Feeling patriotic? Or do you have anything special in mind with which to celebrate America's freedom?
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