2020 Reserve Merlot
FABLE 395: THE SNAKE, THE EAGLE AND THE FARMER
A Snake and an Eagle were entangled in a deadly battle. As the Snake almost succeeded in strangling the Eagle, a Farmer passing by took pity on the bird, and wrestled the Snake from its throat. Furious, the Snake lunged at the Farmer but missed, instead filling his drink horn with its poison.
Unaware, the Farmer continued on his way, and soon paused to lift the water to his mouth. The Eagle swooped down from the sky, snatching the tainted drinking horn from the Farmer, saving his life.
An act of kindness is well repaid.