Heading out. Here's my fortification over the next two nights. Which I had a white to throw in the mix.
and............ (update: a little like concord grape wine, how did this happen? Can't say I enjoyed it at all. Opened up, a little better on the second day, but pretty lifeless.)
B won't tell me what's in it, a mysterious blend of grape and vintage, but looking forward to unraveling the mystery.
update: a non-vintage, mystery blend (with some syrah? cabernet? merlot?) pretty enjoyable, vin de soify, some old fashioned eucalyptus, easy texture, some foxy-ness, but was food worthy and had a somewhereness. The menthol got a bit much on the second day but the fruit held.