Your point, being that I think it is side-notched now seems likely to be a Raddatz point, which is found widely throughout the Midwest.
Raddatz points are medium sized, side notched points with triangular to almost parallel sided blades. Notches are moderate in size and tend to be U-shaped. Stems are as wide as the shoulders,which means it is the same size above and below the notch. Raddatz points are common during the Late Archaic period dating to around 3,000 to 1,000 B.C.
Hence, I learned early on that the Fog was much more than a vino-savvy cyclist. Now here are three bank-busting recession wine recommendations straight from a guy who not only admits to watching "The Biggest Loser," he also blogs about it.
Two Vines Chardonnay from Columbia Crest, $4.99
This wine from Washington State should be widely available, and only $4.99 a bottle. Usually reserved for In-laws, this is a cheap wine that if tasted blind would certainly fool you. Very light, with a crsip clean finish.
From winemaker Ray Einberger: “The Two Vines Chardonnay offers fruit-forward apple and pear aromas with a hint of lemon citrus leading into a balanced crispness and creaminess on the palate and a lingering, lushly fruity finish. This Chardonnay, crafted in a lighter style designed for immediate enjoyment, perfectly captures the varietal intensity indicative of Columbia Valley wines.”
Blackwing Shiraz from Step Rd. Winery , $6.99
This is one of my favorite wines in any price range. Lots of fruit that explodes all over your mouth, with one of the longest finishes I’ve ever experienced. Be warned, you’ll drink the whole bottle.
From the winemaker: "Smells like cassis, blackcurrant, mocha & coconut. Tastes like a full, rich lush palate with cassis, blackcurrant flavors and a complex tannic finish."
Cycles Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon, $9.99
Cabernet Sauvignon can fetch insane prices. This is a Cab that can not only stand up to a meal but the 2005 vintage was the #11 rated wine of the year by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Plus, naked women on bicycles? Talk about a no-brainer.
From the winemaker: "Our 2006 Cycles-Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon has lovely aromas of raspberry, mint, and mocha. Flavors of dark fruits layered on more dark fruits wrapped in a cloak of dusty tannins. Lush and mouthfilling from start to finish, there is enough acid to support the whole structure but doesn’t finish sharp. The wine drops off at just the right place. I am declaring this the “Official Wine of Filet Mignon™”. It will also go great with BBQ short ribs, and with bigger, spicy, tomato-based pasta and meat dishes."
Naked women? Fruit exploding all over my mouth? Meat dishes? Good Christ, I need a powder just reading this!
Thanks, Fog. I can't wait to try all of them.