Tag Archives: Dry Farm

New Fermenting Methodology in 2016

Harvesting Based on Taste We spend much of our days walking the vineyard rows, constantly tasting grapes. West faces, east faces, hilltops – each side of the vine – and grapes from varying positions on clusters; all examined. We taste the sweetness and flavor profile, paying close attention to the softening texture of the skins and seeds – both will define the tannin structure of Read More →

The 2012 Vintage: Trusted Reds and a Flood of Pink

With the 2012 wines just put in barrel, there’s already controversy a foot up and down the West Coast. Since September, the wine industry (including yours truly) has been boasting about the perfect growing season and harvest. Moderate spring conditions produced a healthy bud-break, flowering, and fruit set. Then, even peak heat averaging in the high 80’s and low 90’s gave the vines the energy Read More →