Christmas Dinner 2004

Even though we returned from Hawaii on a "red-eye" flight just the day before Christmas Eve, Dick wanted to do a regular turkey dinner. So, on our way home from LAX, we stopped in Buellton to pick up the fixings. At home, an email awaited us letting us know that John & Nora were in town and were free on the 26th. This was great, so we invited the Ornithological Oenophiles to join us for our XMAS celebration. Of course, we had to do an impromptu Chardonnay tasting as well (results shown at right). John, Marnie and David stopped by on their way home to San Diego and we shared the beautiful bottle of Wild Horse Chardonnay that they brought while Dick finished the cooking. Unfortunately, Cher & Bruce couldn't make it and John and Marnie had to leave before the tasting, but dinner was celebratory, nonetheless, especially with the beautiful centerpiece from cousins Shirley and Dennis in Portland. After dinner, we all watched "It's a Wonderful Life", and a wonderful life it is.

  1. Chateau St. Michelle 2000, Morgan Hill CA
  2. Firestone 2002 Reserve, Santa Ynez Valley
  3. Sanford 1997 Estate
  4. Sunstone 2003 Santa Barbara County
  5. Foley 2003 Santa Rita Hills


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