If you are ever invited to a BBQ at Judd’s Hill, I’m telling you now, go! You won’t be sorry you did, but you should certainly cry into your wine if you miss the chance (but that might dilute your wine, so metaphorically cry into it please)! As I wrote about a couple weeks ago, we first went by Judd’s Hill with Jo, et al, on our Winos in a Limo day, where we got to try all kinds of fabulous wines and were treated to just about the best hospitality ever. On our way out, Judd strongly encouraged us to swing by the next day as they were having a BBQ with live music and the release of the 2007 Blazing BBQ Zinfandel. Sounded like a plan to us and we “dragged” Thea along with us!
So, not only did we get to try the fantastic Blazing BBQ Zin (we bought a three pack to take home with us, plus picked up a bottle of the 2005 Syrah) but we also got to try the 1993 Judd’s Hill Cabernet Sauvignon from a Magnum bottle.
1993 Judd’s Hill Cabernet Sauvignon: Mint, strawberry, red currants, chocolate, pepper, black cherry, peppers, nice use of oak, black currants, black fruit, spicy, peppery, quite smooth finish.
The live music entertained us, and the bbq filled us up to carry us through the rest of the day. I loved that they used old wine barrels all chooped up into pieces as the wood chips to smoke all the bbq. I thought that was a great way to recycle the used barrels whose use to age wine had ended. They actually gave us a bag to take home iwht hte purchase of the 3 pack of Zin, but we couldn’t fit it in our suitcases, sadly. We do have the recipe for the BBQ though, and hopefully it will taste great without the wne barrel chips. The pork ribs were literally the best bbq pork ribs I’d ever had!
Many thanks to Judd and Holly for inviting us! We had a great time, loved the wine and the music, and adored the BBQ! So if you are in the area and Judd’s Hill is having a BBQ, I highly recommend that you check it out!