Archive for February, 2007

2006 Sauvignon Blanc Blend

Friday, February 9th, 2007

We put together the final Sauvignon Blanc blend.  It was interesting to taste all the different lots we had.  They came from two different vineyard blocks, and the three different picking dates and then among those lots you have stainless steel barrel fermentations and oak barrel fermentations.  It’s always fun to see how they all [...]

Racking the 2006 Reds

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Just before Christmas in December, we racked our two Merlots and Cabernet Franc after malolactic fermentation.  We like to get them a little breath of fresh air and get them off the heavy solids (a by-product of the malo fermentation), then get them back into barrel. Later in January we racked the Dead Fred Cabernet [...]

Florida and South Carolina

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

In Marketing and sales, we took a trip to Orlando and Vero Beach in Florida at the end of January. We spent the first day in the Vero Beach area.  First we went to Fort Pierce, to meet Keith Andersen who has a legendary retail shop called Roy’s Liquors.  It’s great to meet folks like [...]