I just put myself in a pickle. My wife and I along with another couple are going to Napa from Toronto this week-end. It’s their 30th anniversary (and my birthday), I didn’t have any 1993s for them and Benchmark has a 1993 Pahlmeyer which is perfect. Local pickup, drive past on our way to Yountville. Too good to be true. Bought it and another bottle to pickup. Then realized that they’re closed on the week-end and Monday is a holiday and that after buying them I won’t be able to get there.
Is there anyone local that could pick the two bottles up tomorrow for me and I’ll grab them from you on Saturday?
93 was singing. I don’t think it’s going to get any better but it’s in a great place. Very clear, clean and pure. Lovely tertiary notes, still good fruit.
Great night at French laundry, got a tour of the kitchen and wine cellar, got to spend 10-15 minutes with Thomas Keller, pretty great night! Then next night we did single thread which was very cool to do back to back.