Archive for the ‘from the cellar’ Category
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Many of you are wondering why? Why did we abandon the Stelvin closure and move back to cork finishing our wines? Though we still love the idea of screw caps, as our red wine making has shifted to a more structured style across the board, the corks serve the wine better. The oxidative effect of the cork will soften the wines in the near term making them more approachable when young. Did we miss the ceremony of the corkscrew? Absolutely. Does the wine present better with cork and wax? Most definitely. But as always, the style of the wine, of what’s in the bottle, dictates the proper closure. Those of you who love the Stelvin closures will be happy to see them on our 2010 Pink and 2010 White to be released in April.
Monday, January 24th, 2011
Speaking of bacon, we are preparing for the prerelease of our 2007 Onda. So excited about this wine! Tasting notes will be posted soon but just to give you a hint, sweet, smoky bacon fat were common adjectives used to describe this wine at our recent tasting.
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Things are beginning to quiet.
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
This is the extent of our relationship during harvest. If we want to spend any time together, it’s on the forklift.
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
Harvest Shot 102.
Thursday, November 18th, 2010
A tender harvest moment.
Monday, November 15th, 2010
Friends and family make the work much more enjoyable.
Friday, November 12th, 2010
After school workout for the boy.
Saturday, October 30th, 2010