Archive for March, 2006

2005 Selene Sauvignon Blanc

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Hello from Selene! There are so many signs of spring in the air here in Napa. For me, one of the surest signs is the release of our Selene Sauvignon Blanc, Hyde Vineyards. Our 2005 vintage is drinking beautifully right now, and it’s floral, blossomy notes seem perfect for spring. Here are my tasting notes [...]

Winery Happenings

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Now that the Sauvignon Blanc is bottled and released, and I’ve filled you in on the weather effects of the vineyards, plus our business trips, we can talk about what’s happening in the winery. We have tasted a lot of 2004 red blending trials. We have finalized the 2004 Chesler and Cabernet Sauvignon blends. We [...]

Road Trip!

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Tracy and I went on a business trip last week. Two distributor tastings held for the trade. These tastings are very valuable. You get to see a lot of buyers at the retail and restaurant level, as well as the people that work at those establishments. It’s a chance for them to taste all the [...]

Winter and Early Spring

Friday, March 17th, 2006

I’m sure some of you have seen our interesting weather here in the Napa area on the news. At the New Year we had pretty big rains that caused flooding and some damage. We used to think it was unusual, but it’s become not an every year occurrence, but at least an every 10 year [...]

2005 Sauvignon Blanc

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

We are getting ready to release the 2005 Sauvignon Blanc, so it’s time to get caught up. I wanted to fill you in on the Sauvignon Blanc blending and bottling. We basically had three separate picks from Hyde Vineyards for the Sauvignon Blanc. That means we had three distinct lots to work with in our [...]