13 February 2006

Saturday Strangeness

The wife and her visiting friend visited a couple of local wineries Saturday and came home with a few choice bottles. The label of one bottle, a chardonnay from the Retzlaff Winery, caught my eye.

As a semi-literate person probably judges a book by its cover, I, as a non-drinker, tend to judge wines by their labels. Most wine labels go for the elegant -- flowing script -- or the artistic -- fine or pop art paintings -- but this label was more utilitarian, noting various details about the vintage, harvest date, and so on. Interesting but not compelling, so it took me a second to figure out why it was so holding my attention:
Vintage: 2001
Harvest Date: September 11


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