2007 being bottled, every detail in the vineyard being covered, Paxton Joshua Clark is born, move to Arkenstone Winery soon under way, changes in our winemaking team & beating back the effects of the recession…never a dull moment around here!
Since wine making is about the most regulated business there is we had to send a huge packet to the TTB to prove we are who we have always been & have not become felons etc. I have been assured that the license will be in our hot hands in time for harvest!
In the interim; what hasn’t made the cut is being sold on the bulk wine market while used barrels & racks are going too. Since we experienced such frost damage in 2008, the cream of what was harvested, about 20 barrels of 2008 Cab, will be moving with us to Clark-Claudon @ Arkenstone. That translates to 500 cases. Once we go through our evaluation process it may go down to 250!
We are so excited about this upcoming vintage. In many ways it feels like a new beginning. It has been 20 years since we began to develop our vineyard…I wonder what the next 20 will bring!
More about winemaker changes soon…