Monthly Archives: October 2011

Lovely Lolita

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

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Preview: Lolita is here!

Coming soon:  More on this spectacular site near Jackass Hill off Martinelli Road.

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Sleeper: Hallberg Ranch

SCHERRER WINERY RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR 2011 I Finished work with a tasting of the Scherrer 2011 Pinot Noirs-in-progress. They were so amazing that I drove a few miles or so down Highway 116 to Emeritus’ Hallberg Ranch and … Continue reading

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Save the date: Library Teaser

HELLO! Look at the color of that almost decade old Cabernet. It’s Scherrer Vineyard 2002 from Ed Scherrer’s (Fred’s Dad) Vineyard in Alexander Valley. The family farm is closer to Chalk Hill than to the warmer Cloverdale area. Structure. Great … Continue reading

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Cab On The Horizon

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

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Tonka Truck – The Mighty Grape Truck

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

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