January and February begin our final stretch of tasting and decision making for our wines for the spring bottling. Wines go through a natural aging process from fermentation (primary and secondary) to aging in different oak and or steel barrels. We taste the wine along the way and make decisions on how much new oak versus neutral oak is needed to get our desired output. The January tasting is most exciting and gives the wine maker a very good insight if we hit it right! We taste wines 100% varietal and then if needed add a small amount of another varietal to give it the desired color, more fruit or…
We are so excited about the new wines we will be bottling later in May. Included in the new lineup: 2017 Sangiovese, 2017 Pinot Noir, and 2017 Zinfandel. We are looking forward to sharing these with you at an upcoming release party. Stay tuned for details.