Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A new appeal

In this the season of the Supreme Court’s least memorable performance I bring you… David Boies. You remember: he successfully argued for the landmark decision upholding the constitutional right of same-sex marriage, with his old adversary Ted Olsen.

Now Boies is a vintner as well as a lawyer and apparently knows something about grape, as well as jury, selection. The address on the label of Hawk and Horse Vineyards is St. Helena, Napa Valley, but he has vineyards of volcanic soil up in Lake County from which have evolved a big, deeply-hued cabernet and an elegant dessert wine – Latigo - in half bottles, also made with cab, that’s intensely flavorful and gallops on after you’ve swallowed it.

As you might have guessed, these wines aren’t cheap - $65 and $45. The hawk and horse on the label are either racing, or arguing, I’m not sure which, but definitely on the move.

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