Vintage Notes

The 2008 growing season got off to a slow start.  Spring did not really show her face around the farm until May – this gave us bud-break almost a full two weeks later than usual.  From there the season continued to plod along slowly but steadily with mild temperatures....


“But first…are you experienced?” - Jimi Hendrix

 

Every harvest is different, but the 2007 harvest was one of those unique periods of time we look back on with amazement at what was accomplished, while in the moment it felt...


While tasting and assembling the 2006 cuvées we spent a good deal of time discussing what it is that defines a vintage as great.  We concluded that in addition to being a sweeping generalization, how you define a “great vintage” really depends on who you are and...


Often we read these winery vintage notes and wonder if there is ever a difficult vintage anywhere. It seems as though every vintage, year in and year out, is the best vintage that anyone at the winery can remember. How is this possible? Has the challenging vintage gone the way of the $...


Patience Is A Virtue…

…and good things come to those who wait.

In 2004 we waited.

We waited through a freakish fall-like storm system that arrived in early September and dumped rain for over a...