Cab On The Horizon

AS THE SUN SETS SLOWLY IN THE WEST....

...BEAUTIFUL SCHERRER VINEYARD CABERNET, SAMPLED ON SEPTEMBER 15, IS NOW READY!

THE OLD VINE CAB BLOCK IS ON THE UPPER LEFT

SAME CAB BLOCK VIEWED FROM THE HILL ZIN BLOCK. BEST OF THE BEST!

ED SCHERRER, FRED'S DAD - FAMILY VINEYARD SINCE 1899. BEST FRIEND TRIXIE

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 were planted in 1993.

Ed didn’t go with the popular opinion of the time, which was to plant on AXR1 rootstock. He preferred to stick with what was working well – St George rootstock.  Viticultural history shows that AXR1 was susceptible to the vine louse phylloxera which decimated many California vines in the late 80s and early 90s. So, Ed’s Cabernet vines are older than many Cabernet vineyards in Napa or Sonoma.

ED STILL HAS TIME FOR THE GARDEN

Tomorrow morning, October 15, 2011, as you are reading this, Cabernet from Fred’s family vineyard will be arriving at Scherrer Winery!!!

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