Dear Santa…. I would really like a bottle of the En Route Pinot Noir this year for Christmas. It is an incredible Russian River Pinot Noir founded by the Nickel family (also well known for Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel). En Route and I were introduced this past January in Napa where we bonded over ribs at Rutherford Grill. It has held my heart since and would make my Christmas ever so festive.
I would also be very happy to find a Xikar Cigar Cutter in the bottom of my stocking. My cigar smoking has ramped up over the past few months and it would be great to add a Xikar Cigar Cutter to my humidor. The Xikar Cigar Cutter comes in gun metal grey, titanium, gold, blue, and red. Surprise me! Please contact Michael Leedle at m.leedle@lipmanbrothers if you decide this is the gift for me. I really need a quality, sharp bladed cutter; the flimsy, cheap ones make my fingers fearful.
I am thinking one stop shopping might be your thing, so while you are placing an order with Michael Leedle, you can also order me the Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Wine glasses. Every lady needs a set of fine stemware. A piece of quality glass like the Vinum Bordeaux made of 24% lead-crystal really does enhance the nose and flavor of that something, something … Ahummmm……En Route Pinot Noir.
Another great pleasure of mine is Catoctin Creek’s Roundstone Rye. Sure, it’s cool that it is organic. Yea, I dig the artisan and hand made factor. And of course I resonate with the fact that Catoctin Creek is family run and owned. But after all those things are said and done, Catoctin Creek’s Roundstone Rye is quality and downright good. I love to share what I love most, and toasting Santa with a Roundstone Rye this Christmas would make my cheeks rosy and heart merry.
I also fell deep into infatuation with the Egly-Ouriet Premier Cru Brut Les Vignes de Vrigny. Typically, I am not a big bubbly drinker, but this brut puts the bubble in my step. Egly-Ouriet has achieved a fine acidic balance with sumptuous flavors of pear that leave your palate not too dry and ready for the next glass. I can’t imagine a better way to bring in 2012!
In closing, I would like to finish my Wish List by suggesting you incorporate something sparkly and beautiful with whatever it is you decide to get me. Wouldn’t the Egly-Ouriet look devine adorned with a jeweled bracelet and how about earrings dangling from the Riedel stemware?? Or maybe a necklace to compliment the neck of Catoctin Creek’s Roundstone Rye? Just a thought…. I know you will do well. You always seem to.