|Friday December 10, 2010
This time of year is slow so I have little to say. Matt, Bruce
and I did taste many of the Zinfandels we harvested in the last few
months. Our Estate Zin and Block 4 are tasting great even though they
are high in acid. They should smooth out with a little more oak than
usual. We also tasted many of Bruce's Zinfandels (The Wine Guerrilla).
It looks like we will be taking some of his lots. I am not sure what I
will call the wines. We will also be producing two wines I talked about
in the past. One of the wines will be our Zinfandel from the Raisin
experiment. It needs a lot of oak. It has great potential with an
interesting beginning and end. I think a little Petite Sirah and some
new oak will make this a very interesting wine. There is no hint of a
raisin or any hint of burnt flavors. Also from this same Burnett
Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley we took some grapes down by the creek and
the wine is very good. We will also be bringing out a Zinfandel from
Russian River that is already showing great balance. All these wines
will be offered at very reasonable prices after the first of the year.
We are hoping to have all of our wines blended by the end of the second
week of January.
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