I image most of us are aware of paint by numbers – and probably have tried it at least once. But this post is not about aforementioned craft classic – nor is it about a significant number in my life that is surrounded by a boatload of factoids that Trivial Pursuit doesn’t even cover. It is about wine by numbers. What?
Believe it or not, our church as a wine tasting group. Built around using wine as a vehicle for having fun and building fellowship, the group is one of the longest-running groups at the church! Blah, blah, blah – so what does that have to do with this post?
The group meets 3-5 times a year, and each meeting has a theme. Since we’ve covered the global map more than once, our next theme is Numbers – that is the name of the winery or the wine must include a number.
Ladies and gentlemen, in the spirit of gathering useless information, except for anyone whoever attends an event like this, I present Wine by Numbers, which happens to include wines with prices of single, double, and triple digits – and yes, feel free to add others.
Opus One, Root 1, One Last Kiss, 1 (Antigal), First Colony
Two Vines, Two Hands, Two Oceans, Folie au Deux, Columbia Crest 2 Vines, Molly Dooker Two Left Feet, Middle Sister Goodie Two Shoes, Wildside Vines Duet Kentucky Red, 2-Up, Two-Buck Chuck, 2 Brothers, M-2, Deux Amis, Twin Oaks
Three Thieves, Hedges Three Vineyards Red, Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel, Columbia Crest H3 (Heaven Horse Hills), Tres Picos, Menage a Trois, Three Wishes, Three Kings (by Meeker and Burnett Ridge), Three Saints, Tres Sabores, Three Rivers, Three Brooms. Tre Monti, Y3, Three Rings, Three-Legged Red
Four Graces, Four Vines, Four Sisters, Cline Oakley Four Whites, Patricia Green Four Winds, 4G, Foursight, Quatro Goombas
Elk Cove Five Mountain, Five Rivers, Cain 5, Five Star, Funf 5
Graham’s Six Grapes Port, The 6th Sense
7 Deadly Zins, Seven Daughters, Seven Hills, J Lohr Seven Oaks, Seven Wells, St Innocent Seven Springs, 7 Heavenly Chards, Siete 7, Vineyard 7 & 8
Cellar No. 8, Vineyard 7 & 8, D’Arenberg Eight-Iron Shiraz, 8 Chains North
9 Stones, Platform 9, Niner
Row Eleven, Apex 11
Highway 12 *
Sixteen by Twenty
Mogen David (MD) 20-20 (If I didn’t mention this, someone else would have), Twenty Rows, Sixteen by Twenty
D’Arenberg The Twenty Eight Road Mourvedre
29 Vines, Vineyard 29
Rosenblum Vintner’s Cuvee XXXIII Zinfandel
Rex Goliath Giant 47 lb Rooster
St. Ema 60/40 Reserve
Santa Rita 120
Lot 205 Winery
337 Cabernet Sauvignon
667 Pinot Noir
1448 Red Blend
1749 Sauvignon Blanc
Chateau Tour Boisee Plantation 1905
NOTE: Some wineries (Penfolds and Lindeman’s are two) use Lot numbers to designate a particular line. Although Marietta’s Old Vine Lots are a personal favorite, I intentionally left the Lots off the list.
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