The Golden Rule Of Sampling

As we close in on the beginnings of #Harvest2012 (‘Round and ’round and ’round she goes, when will she start? Nobody knows!), sampling becomes an ever-more earnest and vital business. With ever-increasing frequency and intensity, and with an ever-escalating sense… Read More ›

Legit Veraison!

“Legit Veraison.” That’s the phrase David Gates, our VP of Vineyard Operations, just used for the subject line of a VERY EXCITING E-MAIL that I just received: Legit Veraison. Which looks like this: Veraison is a French viticulture term essentially meaning “the… Read More ›

Quite A Tasting Today …

The wine have been double-decanted … … and tasted … … and the glasses have been filled … Antonio Galloni’s computer is plugged in, Eric Baugher is at the table, the olive oil has been poured, the Watsonville Sourdough has been sliced, the… Read More ›