By chance of the calendar my meeting in Denver finished up on a Saturday and one of my favorite bands – the Emmitt-Nershi Band – was playing at the Boulder Theater. I picked up a rental car and headed for Boulder.
The weather was beautiful, about 70 degrees with beautiful blue skies. I headed toward the mountains, driving by golden fields with buffalo grazing.
After grabbing some Thai at a restaurant on Pearl Street, I picked up my backstage pass and headed into the theater. In the backstage area they had a lounge for the band and the opening act, Assembly of Dust.
Curious to know what they are sampling backstage? This wasn’t the most lavish backstage spread, but they did have a nice bottle of Francis Ford Coppola Rosso 2007. This is a blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. This had a very round, smooth body with rich layers of fruit and berries. There was a hint of dark chocolate. This is a nice, casual sipper that can be found widely.
Although I only had some light snacks (while checking out the vintage band posters), this seems like a food-friendly wine. While in Denver I had some buffalo and quail entrees, and this certainly would suit those dishes and burgers and pasta as well.
The wine is about $11. The concert? Priceless.