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…I Bid You a Fond Farewell

(UPDATE april 29, 2012: check out the Harvestoons 2011 video montage if you don’t have time to read this blog. It’s about a 5-minute photo journal of my internship.) I reflect on my good fortune in catching on with Fred … Continue reading

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Last Man Out The Door

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, … Continue reading

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…As The Sun Sets Slowly In The West

Two fermenting tanks left in the cellar. The call was made to press the CSS1 Tank. My last full day of Harvest 2011! Drain & Press the Cabernet Sauvignon from Scherrer Vineyard in Alexander Valley.  At the risk of being … Continue reading

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Project: Wine!

In the coming days I will let you take a peak into the world of smaller winemaking projects that I participated in during the 2011 Harvest. Home, experimental, test runs, and just plain brilliant! Fascinating and fun projects with passionate … Continue reading

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AVC

Fred opened the door to the Alexander Valley Cabernet (AVC) tank and out tumbled all those wonderful aromas and intense flavors  from 2.5 tons of grapes! (time to press) All of our Cabernets come from the Scherrer Vineyard.  The different … Continue reading

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The Boneyard

“The Boneyard.” A Fred saying. The old apple-packing facility only has so much room. The fermentors have no business inside after harvest. They get the boot. Back to The Boneyard. Time to do some deep scrubbing… The barrels get all … Continue reading

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Rockstar Tasting

Last weekend I dropped by the winery to say hi to Fred on my day off and I stumbled upon this scene: There is less than 4 barrels of this wine, made in years where it won’t hurt Fred’s Russian … Continue reading

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