Archive for December, 2008

Wine Damage – Heat and Air

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

A winemaker’s worst fear is someone getting a bad bottle of their wine and not knowing it’s bad. It doesn’t matter if it’s the cork, heat damage in transit, or storage problems, the bottom line is the wine will be judged by the taster. For this reason we do a LOT of quality control at [...]

2008 Red Wine Fermentations

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

All the red wine lots are finished with primary fermentation, and Mia has put them all to rest for a while. There will be some toppings, but mostly they are resting nicely. We had a chance to taste them all in a line up. You’ll notice the pink one on the left. That’s the Dead [...]

Wine Experience Vlog!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

The Wine Spectator’s California Wine Experience was a lot of fun this year. Mia and I poured the 2004 Chesler Red Wine for the two nights of the Grand Tastings. We also had a chance to taste many of the exceptional wines being poured. We saw a bunch of winemaker’s there who, like us, still [...]