Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Spanish Bay weekend, wines/golf galore

Well two very good friends all turned 50 recently and they invited six of their friends to join them for golf, great conversations and a world class wine weekend in Carmel, California. Staying at the Inn at Spanish Bay, what a way to start the weekend!

The dinners were stupendous. The wines, have to tell you rank as some of the best. We had Diamond Creek 1991 Volcanic Hill, and a vertical of Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet 1998-1999-2000.

Other wines drank that weekend included an Atlas Peak Cabernet, Robert Talbott Chardonnay, Cass Pinot, Bernardus Sauvignon Blanc, Jacquesson Champagne, Morgan Double XX  Chardonnay, Dolce by Far Niente. I know I am missing many but these stand out.  But more important than the wines was the fellowship of 8 people enjoying some 50 hours of golf, food, sleep, conversation and a lifetime of memories.

I did a night in Carmel with Matt and Quinn and had a 1997 Oriennella (yummy Italian Tuscan!)

Thanks S & D for that special weekend, I know myself and the 5 others will cherish that weekend for a long time.  Hope we can get together in another 50 years!

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