Had a tasting today, unexpected a bit, that shifted my view on wine, surprisingly. Two SB’s, two Chards, two reds, and I’m sitting here on the floor of the home office knowing something seismic is about to realize. Just finished a glass of from a Cab bottle in my cellar I was convinced would be shit however it decided to be defiant. And I loved, love, it. It professes structure and sense, architecture and an autonomous varietal lecture. I’m in that HST wine-writing fashion— not caring about the destination but only the ride— remembering and intimately recalling what I hated at Chalk Hill, from the two SB’s to the Chards, reds…. I’m reborn in a sort of perceptive ports.. here in a meditative selectivity, measuring my Personhood from where I am and what I did only ours ago at that Chalk Hill rung.
Wine jousts with me this evening. It challenges my embrace of convention, even when I tout and flout how rebellious I am, calls me out, tell me I need further go. There I was, and here I am, thinking about what I saw and tasted in that hidden facet of wine idolatry. I walked around, just staring at the hills, even while I was poured the 4 whites, 2 reds, noting in my head and in my inner-tablet what to do next with what I was experiencing. A new Roman Candle, the counter, that hall, that balcony, the pours and I mean all of them in how they uniquely translated varieties while purposing something for consumers like me— I had more than a tasting, today. My oenological conception is re-shaped, definitively. And it goes beyond whites and reds, it’s realizing timing. Chalk Hill instructed a reiteration of intention, an observed statement— There is always something to be learned, and what more advantageous instrument for such than wine? I’m with new intention and thesis about everything.. new Dharma, new path, new Roads— a renewed Beatnik, me. Solitary poetry, stalking only my electric syllabary.