Monthly Archives: August 2020

  1. Tasting Dichotomy At A Bookshelf Wine Tasting Event

    Video!: Tasting Dichotomy At A Bookshelf Wine Tasting Event

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  2. Good to the last sip....

    We knew this would happen. We are sold out of 2017 Dichotomy White Pinot Noir.

    How did this happen? Easily when Dichotomy became a Bookshelf Wines fan favorite!

    But, don't despair. We have plenty of 2019 Dichotomy available to taste and purchase. Very similar to 2017 Dichotomy, the 2019 has hints of apple and honey. Its been described by early tasters as perhaps a bit brighter and fresher.

    You might ask why there are differences from one vintage to the next. As we have discovered, grape growers are farmers and at the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are some examples of what might go wrong in any given year.

    In 2016 the Trail Head Fire burned for about a week on a ridge between the Middle Fork and the South Fork of the American River. The ridge where the conflagration burned was in view of our vineyard. The grapes were tinier than peas so we didn't think much about smoke taint

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