Archive for August, 2007

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Thursday, August 30th, 2007

On Monday (August 27th) I did some sampling for Selene and Bressler.  The Frediani 181 Merlot (Selene) and the Bressler Merlot were in the 25 brix region.  (Frediani 181 Merlot was 25.1 and Bressler Merlot was 25.5.)  Frediani Cab Franc was at 25.0 and the Bressler Cab Franc was at 24.4.  Frediani Niebaum Merlot was [...]

Scheduled First Pick!

Friday, August 24th, 2007

I went out to sample this morning.  I stopped at the Frediani 181 Merlot in Calistoga first and grabbed a sample there.  Then I went down to Bressler Vineyards, and walked the Merlot vineyard with Bob and Stacey Bressler and got a sample.  We went into their kitchen and checked both samples.  They both seem [...]

2006 Blends

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Today at the winery (Laird) we are bringing together the Selene 2006 blends.  The Merlot, Cabernet and Chesler blends have been decided.  So we are putting them together and putting them back down to barrels to rest through harvest.  I was there early in the morning making sure the barrels I picked are the ones [...]