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Monthly Archives: October 2011
As I mentioned in the “Preview,” we picked our only Syrah of the 2011 vintage on Monday. Lee Martinelli Jr. and his ‘energizer’ dog, Bolt, were there to guide the picking along with Fred. There were some breathtaking views from … Continue reading
Coming soon: More on this spectacular site near Jackass Hill off Martinelli Road.
1899. That’s how long the Scherrer family has been farming in the Alexander Valley. Ed, now in his mid-80s, still does much of the vineyard work himself. The Cabernet block above was planted in 1989. The “young vines” to the right … Continue reading
The Calypso Vineyard grapes from less than 2 miles away, are delivered by Otis on this Tonka Truck flatbed! It was a myth to me until yesterday. Fred kept saying ‘look for the Tonka Truck’ when we 1st started receiving … Continue reading
Sorry for not checking in the past few days. We have been receiving Syrah from Otis’ Calypso Vineyard in Green Valley near Iron Horse (more info on this vineyard soon). This juice will be fermented separately but later it will … Continue reading
We came back to Platt Vineyard to get our Pommard Pinot Noir. Rain was in the forecast for 11:00 AM. We started at 7:00. …at some point during the pick we had to amend “extreme fog” and admit that “ok, … Continue reading