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April, 2014

The first months of 2014 were dedicated to racking all of our 2012 and 2013 wines.

Racking is how we clean up the wines by pumping off the clear juice and leaving the sediment behind. After cleaning the tank or barrel, the wine goes right back in to continue the aging process.
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In addition to the benefits of cleaning up (clarifying) the wines, we have found our mountain fruit likes to get a breath of our clean, fresh air every few months. We also bottled our 2011 The Signature Petite Sirah and 2012 Viognier.

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LDV Wine Barrel Room – Wine Aging

It is exciting to go into the barrel room and see how much more wine we have to work with than ever before.

As a winemaker, I have a lot more options to be creative! We are looking forward to assembling some 2012 reds and 2013 whites over the next few months.
Contemplating the possibilities for our 2013 Sky Island Viognier, 2012 Grenaches, and our first estate grown 2012 Syrah is next on the agenda. And for you 2009 R.E.D. red blend fans, we are experimenting with a 2012 Grenache-Syrah-Petite Sirah blend. This is getting fun!

We have also just installed a state-of-the-art, wireless, cellular-based security system in the winery. It will help me sleep better at night. There is enough stuff to keep me awake as it is! Purchase the new releases online at this link or order your wines directly by contacting us at

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