Astrale e Terra Cabernet Sauvignon by Scott Harvey
The Wine-Dark Sea
Rising sea levels? No problem – just replace the sea with wine.
I’m what you might call a “big picture” thinker. When I hear about a problem, I don’t worry about the hurdles standing in the way, but the possibilities available.
So when I heard that climatologists were worried about the ocean levels rising, I thought: “Those worrywarts.” Why not turn that problem into a possibility? For instance, let’s replace the world’s ocean water with delicious Astrale e Terra Cab Sauv!
Do you see the possibilities? Instead of worrying about entire communities being destroyed by rising sea levels, we would welcome this flood as a Dionysian revel! Who ever complained about there being too much wine? Of course there’s going to be those people who focus on the negative aspects of this plan, like the death of all marine life, and the complete deterioration of the climate as we know it. But are we going to let those little problems stand in the way of our vision?
Please be quiet. I didn’t think audience participation was allowed during TED Talks. Will somebody escort that gentleman out? Ted? Are you out there? Ted, can you please remove that rude man? Has anybody seen Ted? I’ve never met him so I don’t know what he looks like. He just asked me to come give a talk. TED??! Ted, where are you??
2006 Astrale e Terra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Atlas Peak 3-Pack
Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot
Produced: 250 cases 12/750ml
Consulting Winemaker: Scott Harvey - Finished, blended and bottled
Varietal Rutherford dustiness in the nose with currents, black olive, clove, black fruits and violets. This wine has good balanced tannins, a full center palate with flavors of raspberries adding to a long finish. Tannins will hold this wine until 2018 with its best drinking window around 2014-2016.