Things are looking great in the vineyard. The threat of frost is behind us and after shoot thinning, our initial cluster counts have us tracking at around 2 tons per acre here at the estate. We have picked up two new vineyards this year for our Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. In addition to our estate, our walk throughs at all 7 vineyards where we acquire fruit show that 2013 is shaping up to be a great vintage. In the tasting rooms, the new releases are showing really well. Stop by and check them out.
Some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignons and Bordeaux style blends in the world are coming from the Paso Robles AVA. Hear from the winemakers of the newly formed Paso Robles CAB Collective.
On April 27th, the 16+ wineries of the newly formed Paso Robles CAB Collective will be pouring at our inaugural event. Go to www.pasoroblescab.com for more info.
Just completed bottling 1450 cases on 2/18 and are turning our focus to the vineyards. An exciting time of new beginnings. Pruning, discing, fertilizing and putting some water down. Not enough rain this season and the Farmer’s ALmanac is telling us not to expect much more.
We have put all the wines to bed for the season. 2012 looks to be a great vintage. Boxing the new El Pistolero 3L wine next month. It will be a blend of Petite Sirah and Syrah. The Petite has been in barrel for 4 years. This will be the best box wine you have ever tasted. In the tasting rooms late December. Cheers!
October 24th – If you are a member of one of our wine clubs, your shipment is on the way. Will Call members can pick up their shipment at either tasting room. Our westside tasting room is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the estate tasting room in Creston is open Friday – Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Looks like Merlot from our estate will pick on Tuesday, next week. Two other vineyards with Merlot and Cabernet Franc are right behind with Sangiovese late next week or early the following. Things are shaping up nicely!
Harvest Wine Weekend – Oct 19th, Friday. 16 wineries pouring, live music, food. This will be a great event. Call Cate at 805-238-2321 to get your tickets.
Doing final blends today for our bottling on 9/4. Really happy with what we are tasting with the 2009′s and 2010′s.