This morning at Napa Institute, Cardinal Müller spoke on “Moral Principles Based on Veritatis Splendor,” followed by Dr. Catherine Pakaluk on “Pilgrim Pope, Bright Mountain” on John Paul the Great and a vision of pilgrimage and societies capable of serving the human good. These were helpful and provocative talks, and I was looking forward to them probably the most of any of this year’s prime talks. After lunchtime I walked down the road a short way to Trinitas Cellars for their wine tasting:

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Trinitas Cellars’s motto is “Sun, Soil, Humanity,” and we tasted their 2013 Castellucci Vineyard chardonnay, 2013 Fr. Mathew Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Martin Vineyard Cabernet, 2013 Pelkan Ranch Cabernet, 2014 Pelkan Ranch Cab FRANCis, and 2014 Fidelis Red.