This was a pretty easy drinking cabernet. We drank it on Friday night at dinner with Katie and Dave, Peter and Susan, and Jon and Sonja. I bought it because Anna is a middle sister and the picture on the front made me think of her standing between her two sisters. Curly-headed Pam on the left and straight-haired Carrie on the right.
The blend is called “Mischief Maker” and it made Anna weep a little when I first gave it to her. I think she’s still feeling a little anxious about whether I’m up for this move to Oakland or not. As I’ve said to her, I’m ready to go. It’s not that I’m eager to leave Moline — I like our house, our friends are great, we live in a really nice neighborhood, and it’s a blast to see my brother and his family just across Richard and Janice’s yard — there are lots of reasons to stay. My main reason for wanting to go is that I want to be with her. I want to see her happy. She’s ready to get back to her work, to her vocation, and I want to be part of that change and opportunity. Perhaps I shouldn’t tease her, but there was something kind of fun about the name “mischief maker” that made me smile. In time, I think she’ll realize it was a compliment.