Fall

Fall marks the end of the growing season here in Napa. Grapes are harvested and the green leaves of the vines give way to beautiful changing colors before dropping away to the complete dormancy of the winter. Fall is also the time of beginning for the new wine. Wine is really the liquid history of […]

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Equinox

Last Tuesday we pressed the Bressler T-bin lots, which consisted of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.  They had a nice two weeks on the skins in their bins getting punched down and the flavors were really good. We were the first red wine press at Andretti Winery.  It took a little longer than it […]

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Weather

The weather is beginning to cool down a lot so all the picking is starting to slow down.  From the week of September 3rd (when we had warmer weather) the whites from all around us and the reds from St. Helena north were coming in as about as fast as they could get picked across […]

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Bressler Cabernet

On the 10th of September we picked the last of the Bressler’s grapes, which was their Cabernet Sauvignon.   We also picked the old Niebaum clone of Merlot at Frediani for Selene. Bressler was due to be a night pick.  Normally (the past couple of years) they start that at 2 or 3 in the […]

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