The weather looked like it was heading from rain to blizzard in Squaw, so we jumped in the car and  headed back home (before we got snowed in) to Santa Barbara.   We celebrated our arrival with some Ampelos!    Jason opened up the Ampelos 2005 Grenache tonight.  We’re both giddy about their expressive wines.  The Grenache is darker and richer than most with a super long finish.  Tonight, we’re pairing our Grenache with – drum roll please … leftover chicken.  I figure, a really wonderful bottle of wine makes all the difference to a meal.  My in-laws are convinced that my husband and I are hopeless foodies – they tease us incessantly about infusions and reduction sauces – but I’d like the record to show that sometimes we just eat leftovers.  =)