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Karamoor Estate

Alecia Jankowski
February 19, 2016 | Alecia Jankowski


So, this week really started off great.  I think I told you I was heading down to Florida for a few days, so I got to miss the -15 degree day that we had here last Saturday, I also missed the monsoons and gale force winds that took place on Tuesday.  On top of missing those two things, I had a great Valentine's Day, I got to zip line over an Alligator Farm, I played some golf, I had some awesome Italian food and some great BBQ as well.  Things were looking good!  Then, yesterday hit.

It was a typical Thursday at work, spread sheets, social media, emails, yadda yadda.  I needed to step away from my computer for a bit and had decided that I was going to go gas up my car at the local Sunoco.  While at the pump, I see that you can get a couple of cents off a gallon if you buy a carwash.  Perfect!  My car is only 2 weeks old, but there was lots of salt on it.  I decided it would be a nice surprise to my boyfriend if I got my car washed (I prefer to let the rain do the washing...he says that's not really a thing).  So, it was one of those automated carwashes where you drive up to the box and put in your code.  I put in the code, the door opens, I drive around the box where I put in the code and line my tires up with those metal tracks (you will see why this is important), the green light comes on that told me I should enter, I water.  Dry as the Sahara Desert.  The light is still saying enter, so I think that maybe I haven't pulled far enough in.  I pull in further.  The water is still not coming and the door at the other end that lets you out of the carwash is down.  I'm now in the middle of the carwash, without a soul in sight.  I'm trapped!  Trapped like a rat who just wanted some cheese (a clean car).  The light comes on at the end to tell me to back up.  I back up.  Nothing happens.  It says "enter"...I'm like, "ummm I'm in here!" it says "stop", it says "enter".  I say, "listen carwash, I am "entered"!".  I am beeping my horn, hoping that someone inside will hear me and they will open the door at the end so that I can just get hte heck out.  No such luck.  I'm afraid to get out of the car because I have this premonition of the carwash turning on as soon as I'm out of the car...all the things turning and having to exit sopping wet, missing a shoe, dress torn, hair looking insane...  I decide that I have no other choice but to back out.  I'm backing out...things are precarious...all the alarms are going off in the car because I am surrounded by metal and all the cleaning things.  There are these speed bump things that you are supposed to have your tires between, but obviously to get out, I have to back over them.  Give it a little gas, get over the speed bumps in between the rails, and then...BAM!  I hit the stupid call box where you have to put in your code.  Popped my tail light and put a hole in my bumper.  This car is 2 weeks old TOMORROW.  I haven't even had the car for 2 weeks.  It wasn't a good day.  Not at all.  

Anyway, to say that I could have used a glass of wine at the end of that fiasco is the understatement of February.  On to something more cheerful.  We did a pretty neat thing a few weeks ago.  Do you know Tria Taproom?  Tria Taproom is down in Philly, they opened at the end of 2013 and they have been doing an awesome job with our wines (and in general!).  We have put our 2010, 2012, and 2013 Cabernet Franc into keg for them so that they could pour it through their daught system.  We had them out to the property during the last week of January and let them create their own blend of Petit Verdot!  Isn't that cool?  What a fun thing.  So, the blend ended up being 75% 2014 Petit Verdot (they pulled from 2 barrels; one was French oak and one was American), and 25% 2014 Merlot.  There was a splash of something else in there too, but you will have to visit them to find out what it was!  They tapped it last weekend and they should have enough to last at least 6 weeks or so.  Get on down there to give it a whirl.  I love PV!

I hope that you have some fun things planned for the weekend.  I do not.  I will be having a lazy weekend, which is sometimes just as good as having a fun weekend.  I will say one thing:  I will be having that necessary glass of wine from yesterday...tonight.  Until next time...


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