Tag Archives: Fred

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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Rosé Miniseries: Vennes Vineyard Grenache

The Vennes Vineyard Grenache On a hillside that rises dramatically from The Alexander Valley floor, there is an exciting development. Grenache!  Two clones: Tablas Creek and Alban from the Robert Vennes property. Fred is using the Tablas Creek clone for his … Continue reading

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MOG

MOG:  Material Other than Grapes. The Sorting Table – a mystical, transcendent place where stories are told, secrets are kept and time passes unnoticed.  A time to bond… And the place we spend countless hours making sure the fruit, and only … Continue reading

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Meanwhile…vertical integration

We took the King Pinot Noir that we just picked back to the winery and processed it!  

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King Pinot

On a brisk clear mid-September Friday morning Ben and Carla King greeted Kerry, Fred and I with some southern hospitality. We hung out talking wines and vines; weddings and birthdays until Daniel and Elizabeth showed up. It’s Daniel’s annual birthday … Continue reading

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