Gritty Determination .
Rock bottom has built more heroes than the privileged.
We know what hunger feels like. We relive the pain suffered almost to a fault. We’re more tender and fragile than we’ll ever be comfortable showing the world. We know what it feels like to get knocked flat on our asses...yet find the inner fire to stand back up. We are made up of the kind of mixture that built this country from the ground up.
We’re the long hours, the sun ups to sundowners...and willing to give the shirt off of our own backs to help someone if need be. We’re empathetic to someone else’s darkness because we’ve come to know our own all too well...
With all that being said...tonight when your getting ready to turn in...
I want you to take a long hard look at that reflection in the mirror staring back at you....
That incredible soul...
That absolute one of a kind staring back at you is EXACTLY what a champion looks like.
Because as much as you’ve fought for...bled for...believed in and sacrificed for....you my friend are here for a reason...and you are made up of so much more than you give yourself credit for.
Take a deep breath...and exhale slowly.
You got this. .
Handmade bull skull comprised from 3 wine barrel staves and some hand shaped steel. .
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Matt took the @absteaks ribeye and hit it with @spiceology "Black and Blue" and "Flaked Sea Salt" (killer combo), then dropped it in the @finexcookware for a cast butter bath above the flaming box below. This would be perfect with the 2016 Melville Estate Syrah. I really enjoyed this cold weather Syrah that has great spice to it…
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🍷MELVILLE WINEERY 2016 ESTATE SYRAH - STA. RITA HILLS🍷 @melville_winery
Wine Enthusiast: 96 points
Inky garnet in color, brilliant aromatics of ripe blue fruits, allspice and white pepper emanate from the glass. In the background, floral notes of lavender and violets intermingle with deeper components of prosciutto, buttered mushrooms and soy. The palate impression is tender and polished with a firm presence finishing with significant weight and focus.
The fruit for this wine comes exclusively from our Sta. Rita Hills estate and is a combination of four different Syrah clones (Estrella, Clone 99, 303, 470). The Estrella, 303, 470 is from nutrient deficient sand which is planted on well-drained sand. The neutrality of this soil always lends an intoxicating and high toned bouquet of flowers and spice while the Clone 99 from Block I is planted on denser sandy loam soil, bringing depth and richness to the resultant wine. 60% of the fruit was gently de-stemmed with 40% remaining as whole clusters and was fermented in small 1.5 ton open top fermenters. Total skin and stem contact averaged 35 days (7 day cold soak, 2+ weeks fermentation, and 2+ week extended maceration). From the press the wine was transferred directly to neutral barrels (20 year old French oak) where it remained sur lie with no sulfur until July when it was gently pressure racked for the first time and prepared for bottling in August. Yields were 3.0 lbs/vine (2.6 tons per acre).
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Torre dei Beati Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo @torredeibeati 🌱 Certified organic and totally rad. This is a bomb Rosé wine, atypical with a spunky magenta-like hue. Is it pink or is it purple? I just don’t know. Plums galore, black cherry, black licorice, a touch of savory funk.