colors and forms make us think this indefatigable bird is actually
rising from an oil slick or a chemical spill. We suppose those things
can burn, too, although we're not sure about whether they leave ashes.
But never mind our nitpicking. You think this avian survivor would be
upset over a few lame-brained observations from some frustrated
copywriters who are in a hurry to get out of office on Christmas Eve?
This shirt was designed by:
the four-fisted Derby brawler known as ramyb and Zenne. This ramyb gets
around, Zenne, so we hope you're taking the proper precautions when you
Wear this shirt: and you will be granted the power to return to this mortal plane after death. Money-back guarantee if not completely satisfied.
Don't wear this shirt: when you're on fire.
This shirt tells the world: "Like the South, the undead, and the price of gas, I will rise again. "
We call this color: If Phoenix Was Jean Gray, Wouldn't Dark Phoenix Be Jean Black?
Design Placement: Centered
3X - S: 10" x 15.54" WXL - K4: 7.5" x 11.65"
(2) 2004 375ml Shadow Canyon Late Harvest Pinot Blanc
Description: (click show to see it)
You ask us, fungus gets a bad rap. Sure, there are places you don't
want to find it, like between your toes or in your lungs or all over
your elm trees. But you wouldn't want to find pretty much anything
living between your toes, right? Why does fungus take all the blame?
It's easy to get creeped out by the idea of fungus. But without it,
we'd have no bread, no beer, no soy sauce, no penicillin, no blue
cheese. And don't get us started on mushrooms.
Shadow Canyon Cellars noticed a persistent fungus problem in the Pinot
Blanc vines in one section of the Bien Nacido Vineyards, how did they
react? After all, these were 33-year-old own-rooted vines supplied by
UC-Davis, a source of budwood for Pinot Blanc vines all over the state,
being manhandled by mean old fungus. Did the growers run shrieking like
so many other fungophobes would?
Don't bet your spores on
it. They actually intensified the conditions that helped produce
botrytis, the fungus behind the classic late-harvest Sauternes dessert
wines from France. A nightly sprinkler bath encouraged the development
of botrytis, the "Noble Rot" that's so bad for dry Pinot Blanc but so
good for the sweet stuff. Nature did the rest. Under the right
conditions, those fungi breed like microscopic, much-less-cute rabbits.
result is the Shadow Canyon Cellars 2004 "Paeonia" Pinot Blanc. While
only the third Paeonia offering, it's already taking its place as one
of the great California late harvest dessert wine, thanks to Bien
Nacido Vineyards' ideal terroir and the aforementioned botrytis.
Super-ripe honey, apricot, and peach notes strike a balance of sugar
and acidity that leave one's mouth coated in a thick layer of ecstasy.
we don't want to bump into fungus in certain intimate contexts. But in
its proper place, fungus does more than its share to make our lives
that much more pleasurable. The Shadow Canyon Cellars 2004 "Paeonia"
Pinot Blanc is just one more reason why.
2004 Shadow Canyon Late Harvest Pinot Blanc:
Varietal: Pinot Blanc
Vinyard Source: Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley
Brix at Harvest: 44.25
Residual Sugar: 27.4%
Production: 220 cases
Release Date: July 2007
This wine.woot is multiple bottles of the same type of wine. We're just showing you the back label now in the product pic.