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April, 2013


Now that we have recovered from the massive 2012 harvest, we are learning to deal with the aftermath – a lot of wine to be cared for and nursed along!

It’s a challenge to go from 500 cases to over 1,800 cases in one season but we are getting very organized! Fortunately our crew, facility, and equipment were ready for it.

Our 2012 Sky Island Viognier, which was produced in all stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation, is about ready to bottle.
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Curt Barrel Tasting Viognier
Our 2012 Viognier which has been barrel aged in a combination of neutral Hungarian oak barrels and custom made new French and American oak hybrid barrels needs a little more time and will probably be ready this summer.

We have begun to taste some of the 2012 reds and they are in that awkward phase that always seems to occur six months after barreling. The Grenache is way ahead of the Syrah and Petite Sirah but they all have a long way to go. We aged our 2010 reds for 22 months so these wines are just babies!

The 2011 reds are coming along and should be ready for bottling later this summer with release in the fall.

 


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