Archive for July, 2007


Monday, July 30th, 2007

I’m up at Frediani Family Vineyard in Calistoga, checking things out.  It’s between noon and one o’clock.  It was about 85 degrees when I first got out and now it’s heading towards 90.  It will probably get to be a high of about 95 around 3pm this afternoon. Speaking of weather, we have seen a […]

Frediani Merlot

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Now we are in the Merlot.  Looks like a little bit more over here than in the Cab Franc.  Looks more like the Sauvignon Blanc, in that it’s just starting to slow down. This vineyard has really come into its own the last 3 years.  It used to be this weak little thing on a […]

Frediani Cabernet Franc

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Tracy and I are in Frediani Vineyards at the Cabernet Franc block.  We are heading into some warm weather.  Today is supposed to get to low 90’s but then we are suppose to head into the 100’s.    I see Jim Frediani is putting on some water, which is a good thing, getting them ready […]

Wine Spectator Video

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

We have a new video up on the Wine Spectator site. Just click PLAY to see it. BTW, comments are now open on this blog.