Bressler Merlot Pick

We went off to pick the Bressler Merlot.   It’s a nice morning, but it didn’t cool down as much last night as it did the night before.  It’s probably about 10 degrees warmer than Monday morning.  It is suppose to be cooler today in general but a warmer start. Beautiful sunrise, no real clouds […]

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Sunrise Picking

Monday morning. It’s Labor Day and we are on our second day of picking Sauvignon Blanc from the Creek Block.  We started last Friday, August 31st.  What a beautiful morning it was!  We had remnants of some clouds from a tropical storm that came up the coast from Mexico.   I think southern Monterey County […]

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2006 Blends

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 […]

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Verasion

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 […]

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Frediani Merlot

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 […]

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Frediani Cabernet Franc

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 […]

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