Over Spring Break, Don surprised me and took me to Rough Creek Lodge for the weekend. It's about 90 miles southwest of the Metroplex in the beautiful foothills of the Texas Hill Country. The resort is nestled on 11,000 acres of rolling hills where there are several sporting activities you can choose from, family swimming and adult swimming areas, a gorgeous lake, a heavenly spa, horseback rides, rock climbing, and I could go on and on.
As we pulled up to the main building on the property, we were greeted by a warm stone fireplace, a nice place to warm up while greeting guests.
We checked in, found our room, unpacked and piled on the bed for a nap! Well, Don slept while I read the magazines in the room. We dressed for dinner, which doesn't mean you have to dress up here! It's a lodge, so most people are in jeans and camo jackets.
We were seated by the windows which gave us a view of the big back porch with its large stone fireplace for gathering around on cold nights like this one. We ordered a nice red wine from King Estates in Eugene, Oregon.
2011 NxNW Cabernet Sauvignon ($28) This wine, from the Columbia Valley, is a dark violet with aromas of ripe, cherry jam, and coconut. The palate has notes of black cherry, chocolate, oak and olive. The mouthfeel has a rich entry, with light tannins and a lingering finish.