Note the suggestive dribbles on the Sangiovese label.
My brother Mark, the "groundskeeper" for YourGardenShow.com, just celebrated his birthday with friends and family. I don't know much about the wine scene in Des Moines, but I suspect this party ranked at the top of the charts for scarcity and yumminess and Napa Valley style. Mark's art historian wife Loulou and I are responsible for the presence of the Villa Ragazzi Sangiovese at this grand event, but the Dollarhide Cabernet (in my former life I was CEO of St. Supéry) arrived with a discerning guest. An odd coincidence: two days ago we opened a bottle of that same vintage of Dollarhide Cab here in Napa Valley, just for the heck of it. The psychic celebration vibes must have been thrumming.