Blending and Sampling

My brother and I have been busy. Busy sampling, busy blending.

We've sampled all of our 2013 wines and are pleased with the results. The wines are not monochromatic; they are diverse, full-bodied, subtle, sexy, elegant, expressive creations of the fermented grape.

In fact, we will be releasing our first white wine very shortly, a 2013 barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon named The Hunter.

We have also been hard at work blending our 2012 wines. We made a lot of wine in 2012, more than we've ever made. The crop was large and of high quality in 2012, so there was no reason not to make a substantial quantity.

You'll be seeing Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Merlot blends and single varietals in the days and years to come as we round out our offerings of Cabernet Sauvignon and blended wines.

A special thanks to Chris Shackelford and Emily Stuart of Trelio Restaurant in Clovis. I drafted them one afternoon to taste through a series of barrel selected single vineyard 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2012 Sangiovese.