One year ago, Easter Sunday 2018, was a cold, early spring day that curtailed our family Easter egg hunt Easter 2018. But Easter Sunday 2019, 3 weeks later than last year, was bright and sunny so we planned outdoor activities for our adult children, their spouses and 1 grandchild (20 months young). It’s been many years since we’ve had the Easter bunny but now there are grandchildren, and grandma was determined.
Soon, the hunt began. The adults watched as baby Mikaela quickly filled her basket with eggs lying on the lawn. When Easter bunny announced that hidden eggs contained money, the adults became interested. But it wasn’t until Easter bunny announced the “$50 bonus egg” that it became really interesting. Suddenly my daughter and her two brothers morphed 20 years younger, and the hunt became intensely competitive as their spouses watched in amazement! After exhausting all hints to locate hidden eggs, the big money egg was NOT found – maybe next year says the Easter bunny!
Easter baskets included two great wines.
Nino Negri Le Tense Sassella 2015 |
Lombardy, Italy | $34 |
The wines of Nino Negri often receive “Tre Bicchieri” award from Italian press. Le Tense Sassella is made from 100% Chiavennasca grapes (aka Nebbiolo).
Antonio Galloni says “Le Tense Sassella is soft and pliant, with lovely bright red fruit character, and terrific balance. Orange zest, sweet red cherry, mint and floral notes meld together effortlessly. I especially like the wines freshness, something that can at times be an issue with Valtellina reds.”
Colene Clemens Dopp Creek Pinot Noir 2016 |
Chehalem Mountains, Oregon | $29 |
Vinous Media says “Vivid red. Spice-tinged red berry, blood orange and mocha aromas and flavors, backed by a smoky nuance. Taut and focused in style, delivering solid closing cut and dusty tannins that lend grip.”
Cheers, Bob the WineGuy
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