With the warm weather; 80 degrees on Friday, 2012 bud break isn’t far off. The vineyard is pre-pruned with detailed purning planned for next month. Nitrogen fixing legumes are bright green and lush between the rows; soon to be disked into the soil. The reservoir is almost full and the bird houses are cleaned and ready for their Spring residents. Who knows what stories the 2012 season will tell.
In the winery, our master winemakers, Jean Hoefliger and Fred Delivert, have completed the first round of 2010 Cab blends while monitoring the beautiful 2011 baby vintage. For all the concern; both the 2k10 and 2k11 vintages will be all about location, location, location. Again, our terrior and viticultural practices made such a positive difference.
Fred and Jean are thinking the CC Traditional Cab and Eternity Reserve Cab are both hitting all the right notes. Everyone who tasted CC at Premiere Napa Valley agreed. I can’t wait to be in on the next blending session! From season to season so many possibilities.