Archive for October, 2008

Wild Turkey Feather

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Normally I’m not a superstitious person, but when I found this wild turkey feather in the vineyard during a sampling trip last week, I picked it up and saved it. There are some wild turkeys that get into the vineyard and eat the grapes, but it is on the ends of the rows and luckily [...]

A Day Off?

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Today we needed a day off. Mia is embroiled in a never ending search for the perfect motorcycle riding gear, so she took us to the BMW in Marin. We found some cool stuff there, including the F800ST that is Mia’s (new) dream bike. I got to choose our lunch spot. Picco’s. This was love [...]

Sampling Dead Fred

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

We have been sampling Dead Fred a lot. We are still trying to figure out if there is any movement in sugars in certain rows or the 700 vine blocks Mia has set up for our sampling. This last Monday, the 29th of September we went to the vineyard separately and sampled both blocks. Rows [...]

Sauvignon Blanc Yeast and Barrels

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Today we have a lineup of all the Sauv Blanc lots to taste. Remember we are still following the Yeast Trials for flavors and development in Stainless Steel and 2 different French Oak barrels. The new yeast that we liked the best during fermention did pretty well. It really holds true to SB musque tropical [...]