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August, 2015

LDV Winery

OMG LDV has a lot of wonderful wine that has been aging in the cellar and are now ready for bottling! LDV production level is still about 2,000 cases per year for 2013 and 2014 vintages.

We just bottled the 2012 Petite Sirah and 2012 The Signature Petite Sirah. Boy are you in for a treat soon! We are excited about having amazing juice to do another Signature bottling this year.

We are also preparing to bottle our first dessert wine – the Epilogue. It is 100% Petite Sirah that has been aging 35 months in new American oak. Like any great novel there is something at the end to tie all of the stories together – the Epilogue. The LDV Epilogue will be that punctuation mark at the end of a special meal. We have never encountered a 100% Petite Sirah dessert wine. LDV had such amazing depth of fruit in 2012 that just screamed dessert.

We are also anticipating bottling LDV 2013 Viognier and 2014 Sky Island Viognier. The 2014 Viognier grapes were picked at a higher brix level than the 2013. Not certain how that will be reflected in the flavors yet. We are using our new chilling equipment for this year’s crush. This will help us to cool down the Viognier juice more effectively prior to inoculation. This will slow down the fermentation and allow it to ferment more evenly.

We are thinking about potentially bottling some LDV 2013 Syrah in time for the holidays. Not certain if it will be quite ready to bottle yet or not. Anyone want to be on a tasting panel????


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