Maybe it’s the Heat…Crazy People and White Bordeaux

Sometimes you have to deal with as#holes. Maybe it’s the heat, or maybe it’s because it’s Monday, but today was one of those days. You know it’s going to be bad when you can tell they’re crazy from the longwinded email they send you telling you they only have two days to get something filed[1]. The phone call started well enough, but then when I started asking Crazy Person some probing questions,[2] things quickly spiraled downhill. By the time we got off the phone, I had been accused of lying and was told I should brush up on my knowledge of the law. Turns out that Crazy Person’s next call was to one of the partners at The Firm to tell him my employment should be terminated. Thankfully I work with good people who know I’m not a moron. Another partner called back Crazy Person to try and calm them down and was met with a very similar breakdown in communication. Needless to say, The Firm did not take Crazy Person on as a new client today. #winning

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned since I started practicing[3] was when not to take on a client. Usually you just know it’s not going to end well. Do yourself a favor and listen to that little voice that says “Don’t do it!” and politely tell them to go take a hike.[4]

Now on to that wine!
To:                  Alleged Blog Readers
From:              WineEsquire
Date:               July 13, 2015
Wine:              2011 Chateau de La Bouyere Bordeaux
IMG_7554Maybe it’s the heat, but I can’t get enough white wine lately[5]. I’m having so much fun trying new varietals I’ve never heard of.[6] On the nose this was sweet and nutty at the same time. At one point during our meal I got peanut butter. It was an excellent pairing with our homemade crepes[7] which were topped with a fresh raspberry, blueberry honey compote[8] and accompanied by perfectly cooked bacon.[9] Not light but not a full bodied white either. I taste white grapes and cantaloupes; it’s fruity but not sweet, in fact it’s a bit on the drier side with just a hint of tannins at work. Overall I’d say it was soft and smooth rather than crisp. Certainly not the typical white wine you get at Lawyer Extracurricular events. Now that it’s been open for an hour or so I get a mineral finish that I didn’t sense during dinner.

Not sure I’d rush to buy another bottle, but it was a fun new white I’ve never had before. Well worth the $9.99 I paid. If you see it, give it a swirl and let me know how it goes!

Wine Dossier
Though I found no website, a few sources indicated that Chateau de la Bouyere has been owned by the Queyrens family for more than a century. The bottle refers to “Queyrens Viticulteurs” but is silent on what varietals were used to produce this blend; the Internets tells me it’s a mix of 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Semillon is apparently a fairly easy going grape and is found mostly in France and Australia. It is a popular varietal used in the production of Bordeaux wines. Sauvignon Blanc is more widely cultivated throughout the world, but is popular in France where it is a common ingredient in white Bordeaux blends. My experience with Sauvignon Blanc is that it tends to be very minerally, very sweet, or both. It’s not a varietal I typically seek out, but this blend was one that I enjoyed.

Lawyer Footnotes
[1] Something you’ve never heard of before…and you’ve been doing this type of law for years…Yeah.
2] You know, because I’m the lawyer and need to know what the EFF you’re talking about.
[3] Which is more years than I care to admit.
[4] Unfortunately, at some point, they’ll find a lawyer to take the case. #notmyproblem
[5] Or Rosé. Or Bubbly. #winoproblems
[6] Who knew Bordeaux did white? Not this girl. Of course it makes perfect sense.
[7] Per this guy on YouTube, it’s pronounced “crep” not crape.
[8] #dessertfordinner. You can do that when you’re an adult.
[9] No food photo this time, I was too hungry. Sorry.