1337. Apparently there’s some nerd joke about that [says Matt]. But that’s how many miles we covered today. ~5 biking to our starting point, followed by 4 swift miles on a GREENWAY! Paved, scenic – perfect!
Getting off of my bike was hard – total brick moment. But before I knew it we were running fast miles and they didn’t even feel fast. Hello FLATness!
By the end I was flying and dying.
Biked back home and my gosh my legs are tired!! 1:38 total exercise minutes.
Matt made us egg + tomato sandwiches on GH bread
A poked egg
And I made smoothies! The best cure for endurance events (and this qualified as one! I felt like I’d ran 10 miles!)
Smoothies contained unmeasured amounts of:
- Frozen cherries
- Vega Chocolate Powder
and they tasted like chocolate milk!
And then we set out on our afternoon adventure.
Why we moved here reason #1: vineyards just a few miles from the center of town. And really awesome vineyards. Virginia countryside is the closest I’ve found to Sonoma on the East Coast. Eden.
Our first stop was Blenheim Vineyards
A.K.A. the Dave Matthews vineyards! He illustrated this former wine label!
We liked the whites…which were light summer wines
And reds! Which were spicy and also light bodied
And oyster crackers, which were buttery and delicious
Next on our tour…Kluge Estate
We had the choice between two flights…
And a GORGEOUS setting
So of course we had to try them all. The first flight were Albemarle wines…the second were sparkling and reserve wines.
What does Matt think of the pink Rose?
I enjoyed the Simple Red flight of 2002, 2004, 2006
But preferred the 2004 most of all
In the reserve tasting, I picked out a VERY prominent cheese in the Kluge Estate New World 2002…
WHAT IS IT? I asked
HE GUESSED RIGHT!!
BRIE. Spot on.
We enjoyed great conversation under the trees at Kluge. It was a near-perfect Sunday afternoon!
Purple teeth shot!
Flashback to honeymooning in Sonoma!! –>
This place is just gorgeous
Last stop was Jefferson Vineyards
What we’re lacking in photos, we gained in flavor – definitely the most "us" wines of the day – full-bodied and fruity-inky
We came home with 3 bottles for our EMPTY wine rack – the Rose, the 2009 Chardonnay and the Meritage
Upon arriving home, we threw together a simple dinner
Tossed with whole wheat pasta, parmesan, balsamic and basil.
Matt just fed me a chocolate and now we’re going to possibly watch another movie – Netflix online!