March is an exciting time for a winemaker. It’s typically the first real indication of how the previous year’s vintage is performing. Overall, we are very pleased with the 2015s. It was a difficult vintage with wacky chemistry, compressed schedules, dehydrated grapes, but all in all you'll see this concentrated bunch of wines pack a punch.
Speaking of the cellar, two new wines will make their debut this year: the 2014 Vintner’s Select (a blend of all our Zinfandel vineyards) and a new ‘special’ reserve Zinfandel which is aging an additional six months (23 months in all) in the barrel. We believe this will be one of the best wines we’ve ever produced – stay tuned.
Bud break in the early varietals (Sangiovese) is just starting. With all the rain, the Zins decided to stay asleep but will stretch their leaves in a week or so - finally a normal year!
Come take a peek and witness the rebirth of the land after 4 years of drought. The cover crops, the trees, the grasses are all off the hook.
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