This philosophy of long-term thinking is embodied by the Long Now Clock, a massive mechanical device designed to keep time for 10,000 years. Funded by Jeff Bezos' Bezos Expeditions, the first full-scale clock is being constructed inside a remote mountain in Texas accessible only on foot. The idea is that people will contemplate nature and time on their pilgrimage to visit the clock, which will ring a unique chime each time a visitor winds it without ever repeating itself.
"The 2011 Long Now is dark, rich and imposing, with fabulous depth allied to a sense of underlying tension that balances some of the wine's inherent opulence. Black cherries, smoke, tobacco, incense and licorice meld together in an explosive Barbera/Nebbiolo blend endowed with magnificent richness and power. Tasted next to the 2012, the 2011 is quite a bit riper and also presents more oak influence." – Antonio Galloni, 93 points