Monday, July 08, 2019
Let Them Drink Cakebread
years ago and not been particularly impressed. Still, their place looks beautiful and inviting. And their wine is widely distributed all over Denver; if you've ever paid even a little attention in the wine section of a liquor store, Robert Mondavi is a name you'd probably recognize. So after three days of "Ooo.... Robert Mondavi." / "Yeah, but they aren't very good.", day four finally wore us down. "Ooo.... Robert Mondavi." / "Should we just go there?"
The wine, as remembered, didn't really hold up next to many others we'd had during the trip. But the stop was still worthwhile. Their wide open courtyard is still a picturesque spot, and two of us picked up hats in the gift shop that seemed appropriately summery and suited to the trip.
Before heading back to our house, we stopped briefly at Mad Fritz Brewery. The switch away from wine was welcome, and their approach to beer an interesting one -- they used no added fruits or extracts to flavor their beers, but neither did they rigidly adhere to particular yeasts or malts for particular styles. The result was a range of beers all pure and refreshing, but a bit different the norm in a satisfying way.
The evening concluded with steaks we'd picked up at the Oxbow Public Market, and a few chapters of our various books before bed. We had one more full day of the trip, and plans that (for once) didn't center on wine.