Happy Valentine's Day!
Shirley and I had a wonderful dinner last night at our new local favorite Leila's, accompanied by a simply amazing Foxen Sea Smoke. The more Santa Rita Pinot Noir I drink, the more I love it; it might be replacing Napa Cabernet as my wine of choice. I can't say it is more affordable - I'm not the only one who likes it, and the market prices have responded to the demand - but it is more subtle and versatile.
Valentine's Day is this weird holiday, a chance to spend time with the one you love, but also a chance to screw up. As my daughter says, "love is complicated enough without Valentine's". Anyway good luck, I hope yours is as good as mine :)