One of my favorite things about wine (besides its boozey goodness) is how it brings people together. And I guess, too much can tear people apart, but we won’t discuss that here.
People host wine parties, wine tastings and wine dinners at their houses. When you visit someone, it is often customary to bring a bottle of wine. People celebrate occasions like weddings, anniversaries and birthdays with a good bottle of wine.
And sometimes people just celebrate life in general with one.
My lovely friend Aimee’ brought over an amazing bottle this past weekend. It was the perfect combination of my love of deep reds and my passion for human space flight. I mean, I couldn’t have asked for a better match! It was “Rocket Science” by Caldwell Vineyard out of California.
I can’t even begin to tell you how incredible this wine is, but this is a blog and that’s the whole point so I’ll try.
It smelled like wine is supposed to smell. Deep, red, fruity with a hint of spice and oak. At the first taste, I fell in love. Raspberries and chocolate with cloves and cherries. Oh my. And the finish – totally smooth. I thought about pouring my glass to the rim, but a wine this good is meant to be shared.
Not only did it taste remarkable, but the bottle is tapered to look like a rocket (genius!) and the back label – oh how awesome is that description? Read it for yourself.
So the next time you have something to celebrate, or just because, find yourself some Rocket Science. It’s about $48 a bottle so it’s not an everyday wine for most people (i.e. my wino ass), but it’s absolutely worth the investment.