Barrel Tasting - Our 2015 Harvest Wines
Barrel tasting has never been so much fun for me in my 25 years of winemaking.
Every month... Derek Irwin ( our Consulting Winemaker ) and I spend a few hours smelling,,, sipping,,, spitting,,, and yes,,, tasting all of our 2015 harvest wines that are aging down at Napa Barrel Care in Napa, California. The advancement and transformation of a few of our wines is dramatic... I have fallen in love with our Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. I am thinking of bottling ‘Varietal Level Wines’,,, as well as using them to blend with other offerings next year… We’ll see!
Joe and I have also decided to offer this experience to one of our wine club members who have signed up for one of our wine clubs (Owners Club, Marello Club or California Club). That winner (selected by the name-in-the-hat manner ) will taste our barreled wines with Derek and I and then join Paulette & me in Napa....at the fantastic French Bistro – Angels. The selected owner can also bring a guest of their choosing. The selection will be made at the Blessing of the Vineyard event on June 12th. Make sure you attend so everyone can congratulate you and your guest.
An opportunity to barrel taste our 2015 harvest wines in Napa.....just one more reason to join one of our Wine Clubs!
Off for now… will talk to you in a few weeks.