As summer is winding down and we get ready for fall,
I can’t think of a better
way to start the fall season then with a good glass of wine and a good book.
Today I bring you a book that’s not like any other. It is called The Murder Complex,
by Lindsay Cummings. Why would I bring you a book with that kind of a name?
Well I just finished The Murder Complex, and let me tell you, you will fall in love with this book, just like I did! The book takes place in the Florida Everglades where the society is ruled by a group called The Initiative. In this society the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. Our main character Meadow meets Zephyr James but little does Meadow know that Zephyr harbors a deadly secret; one that could not destroy Meadow’s family but could destroy the fate of their humanity. Meadow and everybody else in this dystopian story all have a barcode tattooed on their forehead so The Initiative can find out who they are by their tattoos. Meadow’s world is turned upside down when
she finds out who is responsible for creating the murder complex.
Now a little history of Amapola Creek Vinyard
The Amapola Creek story began when the owner’s discovered a very special place on the western slope of the Mayacamas Mountains—those magnificent mountains that rise between and separate the Sonoma and Napa valleys. From the first moment they set foot on the 100-arce ranch it was love at first sight.
What makes this vineyard different from the others is their red-brown volcanic
soils that reveal the mountain’s fiery history. Traces remain of the old
stage coach road that once ran through the property. Stone walls still stand
where Chinese immigrants built them, more than a century ago.
Now onto the wine
The main reason I pick this wine to pair with this book is the deep red color of the wine when you pour it. Their 2013 Rose Cuvée is a finely balanced wine that reflects their meticulous organic farming, fine-tuned crop management, and judicious winemaking. To achieve the precise color of this wine, they de-stemmed the grapes into fermenters and allowed them to macerate on the skins for just under 48 hours. When the color of the juice was just right, they pressed it off and then fermented it at a low temperature in stainless steel. This wine is a mix of many different grapes such as Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, and Viognier with hints of strawberry, ripe red berries, peach
and lime, with a hint of sour green apple on the nose.
I would pair this wine with fruit dishes and spicy Asian dishes.
Obay the Rules and Grab a Glass