When last we left, there was a single tank left from the 2011 harvest. CSS2 – arguably the best Cabernet block of Fred’s Dad’s vineyard in Alexander Valley. Yesterday morning we drained & pressed this promising, gifted youngster – fragrant, full-bodied, balanced and complex. Yikes! The potential for this vintage of Cab is scary good.
We cleaned up. Had burgers from Underwood in Graton. Then I got on an oft-delayed flight and I’m writing to you from a comfy chair next to a fogged window at Mom’s house looking out at the rainy, chilly scenery – Welcome to Oregon!
Not to fear, Fred tells me he will be barreling down on Thanksgiving Day! (while entertaining 50 or so friends and family)…
…as always – the last man out the door!