I’m Bewitched by Marc Mondavi’s “The Divining Rod” Wine

By October 28, 2016 Blog, Wine 3 Comments

Fall is in the air and with that brings two of my favorite things – Halloween and Red Wine. Thankfully, I found a new favorite – Marc Mondavi’s venture – The Divining Rod Wines.

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Marc is known is the Water Witch in the wine making world. They tell me he really does use the divining rods but whatever he does, I’m a believer. I guess it’s no coincidence that I dress up as a Witch for Halloween…

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The other night I roasted a leg of lamb for dinner. It was a beautiful fall evening so we sat at the table outside. The Divining Rod Divine Red paired perfectly with the lamb.

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One of Steve’s favorite foods is a steak (thick cut Rib Eye – thank you very much) and we enjoyed another bottle of the Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Last night we roasted a chicken and opened The Divining Rod Pinot Noir. It was amazing!

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Next week is Halloween and we are invited to a party. I’ve already volunteered to bring The Divining Rod. It’s the perfect choice for the theme, and I’ll dress as a Witch as I always do. Whatever magic Marc Mondavi has, it shows in all three of The Diving Rod Red Wines. Do I have a favorite? No, I don’t – I favor whatever goes best with what is being served for dinner.

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Over the next few weeks we will be hosting our annual Brunswick Stew Party. I’ve already ordered The Divining Rod Red’s – a lot of them- it’s a big party. We’ll stage a tasting with the three varietals then. As far as I’m concerned they are all winners in my book. There is no better way to celebrate Fall – and Halloween – than with a glass of The Divining Rod.img_9032Here is a brief description of each of the three red wines*:header-pn-v3

2014 Pinot Noir

NEW! From Willamette Valley, Oregon

Balanced, complex and pleasing

Black cherry, rose petal and a subtle earthiness – Delicious.

A delicate framework, yet very intense and polished… I want some of that!

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2014 Divine Red

Lodi, CA

A ripe, juicy red blend of four Rock Star grapes

Think you smell cinnamon and black pepper? So do we

New French oak adds a little sophistication – like slipping on a pair of Chanel reading glasses

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

 Alexander Valley

A tall, dark, drink-me-now kind of wine

Time to get your berries, cherries, and chocolate on

All the poetry of Death Cab for Cutie, but without the death part

*The descriptions and the photos are taken from The Divining Rod website: www.thediviningrod.com

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