Friday, September 11, 2009

Chappellet Chenin & More!

We just brought in our first Chenin Blanc in 5 years from our newly replanted vineyard! The Chappellet Chenin Blanc is a fabulous wine – crisp & lively with lots of citrus and stone fruit – look forward to trying it in a few months. We’ll be playing with the fermentation a little – using a Nomblot Egg (concrete egg) to experiment with.

We’ll pull some Chardonnay from our Oak Knoll vineyard next week. Pritchard Hill reds are coming along, with maybe some Malbec and Merlot by late next week, or early the following. Cabernet is still at least a few weeks out. The Cabernet crop is about average for Pritchard Hill but quality looks really, really good right now. Last of the hot weather for awhile today, with maybe a little rain next week…wouldn’t be harvest if we didn’t have to worry about something!

The vibe at the winery has certainly changed and it’s formally ‘game on’. This is a great time to visit wine country and experience it for yourself!
Over and out!

Steve Tamburelli
General Manager

1 comment:

Janet Viader said...

Chenin's back?! Last year I was looking for Chenin Blanc for the Napa Auction food & wine pairing dinner. Don't worry, I doubt we will repeat those pairings this year... ;)