This is a Winter Wonderland!

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Bo knows snow!!!

Bo Goins is getting ready to test out his skills on the sled (The winter olympics are everywhere). He is testing the slope on the 18th green. This is probably the last time you will see him. Ha! Ha!

Chef Ed’s Winter Pick’s

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Chef Ed's Picks

Hello again everyone from the snow covered Blueridge Mountains in God’s country.  I have been taking some time to seek out some delicious winter juice for you to enjoy these last few months of winter.  I have had a pretty wide sampling of reds but there were two that really stood out to me and I would like to share my impressions with you here today. 
 
Davis Family 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
A big juicy elegant wine with great weight.  you will pick up lots of dried fruit flavors like currant and cherry.  There is also an underlying cafe mocha spice going on that really makes this a complex delicious treat.  You can find this on wine lists at 90 to 100 dollars and in wine shops from 50 to 65 dollars.  Well worth the asking price.  Share it with some friends or loved ones whenever you can.
 
Ramey Claret 2005, Napa Valley
This is a Bordeaux style blend that includes  54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Verdot, 1% Malbec, and 7% Syrah.  It is a fresh medium bodied food wine.  You can drink it with most anything in my opinion if you are a red wine junkie like me.  It has some oak and cedar notes with dried pit fruitiness.  A great value at 30 to 40 dollars wholesale and around 65 dollars at your favorite restaurant.  Parker scored it an 88 and I give it a bit more at 90 points.
 
If you are able to try one or both of these, feel free to let me know what you think of them.  I personally have reordered them this week and look forward to a few more glasses with some friends on my birthday.  Have a great week and remember that life is too short to drink bad wine!
 
Chef Ed