An Offer You Should Not Consider Refusing
Three 750ml wines, all packed together. There's no gambling here, you've already lucked out.
So, Don Syrah… I know you said I shouldn't bet against the Dubost Syrah Trifecta, but I swear! I never thought that three 750ml wines could pay off like these did! That's why I'm here, on the day of your daughter's wedding, to beg you… for a glass.
It's true, you don't have to do it. And neither do those two big guys on either side of you, or the one behind the door, or the two outside, or that guy with a violin case. Are we gonna have some light entertainment? Because it would probably make me less nervous if I were able to enjoy… oh, I see, that's not a violin case per se. Well, Don Syrah, you do get points for sticking to a classic. But that's why I bet against the Dubost Syrah Trifecta! Because I figured three wines from 2007/2008 couldn't possibly be worthwhile! And, Don Syrah, I know my mistake means nothing to you, but I'm hoping- praying -you'll let this one ride once you hear my explanation.
See, I knew the 2008 Paso Robles was from the "neighborhood" so I figured that was a winner. Woody and rustic, subdued fruit and smoky bacon, how could that miss, right? But the 2008 Colson Canyon, I thought that would be a rookie wine. I figured it wouldn't pull its weight. Shows what I know, right Don? Oh, sorry, I didn't mean to punch your shoulder like that. No disrespect.
Anyway, that 2008 Colson Canyon turned out to be rich, dark and ripe with a finish of vanilla and smoke. It ages gracefully, and how was I supposed to plan for that? And the 2007 Ogorsolka Vineyard? With the subtle layers of cola, mushroom, black peppercorn, and bright fruit? Mama Mia! Is that what you say? See, I'm Scots-Irish so I only really know what I hear at the movies. Like Leprechaun XIX: Italian Bummer. Did you ever see that? Boy, what a terrible movie! I bet that director was so embarrassed when he… oh, that WAS your son? Well, as I was going to say, I bet he was embarrassed he got so many awards! Didn't that win a few awards? No? Because I would'a bet that…
…okay, fine. Just take one of my legs.
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