...and the week was not entirely by choice.
First, the second half of the Langhe Nebbiolo described below was a tremendous wine. The harsh tannins were gone on the third day and the fruit and bouquet were outstanding.
There was entirely too much time spent at work as recovery from Hurricane Ike was finally completed. In the process I managed to be on a ladder which partially collapsed and suffered a mild, but painful, tear of an ACL in the left knee. That will be corrected tomorrow (Monday). Tonight will be a good wine and a good meal.
With luck the last of the year's hot air balloons have passed overhead. If so, both dogs will be happy.