09 January 2008
2004 St. Francis Red
Quick note: the frog post was pretty popular, so for anyone interested in running your own frog farm, I found this article via BoingBoing. It's from the 1934 issue of Modern Mechanix magazine: Big Profits in Back Yard FROG Raising. I'm sure your neighbors will love you for it.
Feel free to print the above label and put it on a jar or can of chicken stock as a gag gift.
And now for a legitimately delicious wine that has nothing to do with frogs.
Here's a decent little $12 wine for a basic steak and potatoes dinner: 2004 St. Francis Red, Sonoma County, California. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel (no percentages available). Nice nose of currants and raspberries. Mild tannins, and the Zinfandel plays a good contributing role without overpowering the other grapes.
The label comes in several versions, all variations on splattered red paint.