I look forward to the quiet weeks. These are the weeks a winemaker hones his craft. Tasting through every barrel, admiring the success of a vintage, saddened if one doesn’t come out as hoped.
Working on the 2012 wines this week and I reaffirmed the beauty of the vintage.
Massive fruit, great balance and tannin management…Excited about bottling in a few months. They’ll be ready for our fans in 2015.
This is the month of rest. The Only Month (lol).
With most of the wines sleeping, we are walking the vineyards, pruning, cleaning and building the years plan. All is well on this day. Proud to be the wine maker for Canard Vineyard. This vineyard is historic and steeped in lots of history.
I’ve been waiting patiently all year for this! The Chapter “Series” Reserve Cabernet grapes.
In 26 months we will bottle, in another 12 we will release it to you. See you in 2016!
Late night, more like early morning. You can tell its going good. I just can’t believe my shirt is still clean after the 17th hour.
Getting ready for the bottling of the 2011 Ramian reserves, the last marathon evening making sure the wines are perfect. As you can tell I’m pretty happy with them.