Wine: Claiborne & Churchill Pinot Noir; Claiborne & Churchill Edelzwicker
Vintage: Pinot Noir 2009; Edelzwicker 2012
Alcohol percentage: 13.8% Pinot Noir; Edelzwicker ?
Found at: The California Wine Club
When we last caught up, my family was in the throes of the “Off to College Transition”. I wasn’t ready, my husband and youngest weren’t ready, and most importantly my big gigantic fear was that my college freshman wasn’t ready. The first week was brutal. We had to adjust to a whole new normal which included dinner for 3 instead of 4, a lot of silence, and quite a few tears. My younger son cried himself to sleep every single night that first week. My husband would place his phone next to his fork at the dinner table “In case Cam texts or calls” (we used to have the no cell phone rule at the dinner table but that all changed when our hearts were ripped out of our chest the day we dropped him off at school). I felt like we were going through the motions of life, not really enjoying anything, not really feeling anything except that empty feeling that radiated through my body when I passed by his empty room and neatly made bed. Our new normal became reporting text conversations or quick phone calls from Cam. The first time my husband heard from him, I had to talk him down off the proverbial ledge. He was convinced there was a tone in Cam’s voice that said disaster was near. In fact, my husband was halfway out the door to go rescue Cam from whatever it was that gave him that tone until I started pointing out the positive points in their conversation and ended my summary with “hmm, so you asked him about his roommates and he couldn’t answer you in detail because they were in the room with him, and you decided that was the reason for the tone?” Back the hell up Honey.