since i had the day off, i decided to do a task i’ve been meaning to act on for a while: drive to annapolis winery to buy more of their zinfandel.
boman and i discovered this small family-owned winery in the town of annapolis by chance. we were on an aimless recreational drive and saw their “free tasting” sign on the main road. we decided to give them a try, and it turned out their zinfandel was very easy to drink and very tasty. we just hadn’t realized we managed to venture a good three hours’ worth of driving north from san francisco. so returning to this winery was a task to be deferred.
today i had the time.
i drove a round trip of 255.7 miles. the entire drive was incredibly scenic, beautiful and green, and calming. the rain was steady but not too heavy. i was warm in my car and listening to music. so theraputic.
i found my way to the winery and talked to the son (he and his parents own the winery). we talked about driving and cars. i tasted what they were selling and he let me try some of the 2007 zinfandel that was still in the steel. i asked him about their new labels and he told me a story about how they came upon getting art for their bottles. he ended up tossing in a bottle of their chardonnay for me to try (no longer for sale).
here was my end haul:
- 2004 Syrah (qty 1)
- 2004 Pinot (2)
- 2005 Zinfandel (4)
- 2004 Chardonnay
i came back to the city just in time to avoid the evening commute traffic, relaxed and refreshed. today couldn’t have been any more perfect.