Harvest 2021 (including crush, fermentations, and barreling down) officially ended for us last week. What a marathon! We found ourselves reminiscing about an emotional line from the cult classic Sideways:
“I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing. I like to think about how the sun was shining that summer, and what the weather was like. I think about all those people who tended and picked the grapes. And if it’s an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now.”
Well, it was a beautiful, unforgettable harvest here in Sonoma County, California. And everyone on our team is still alive this year, thank goodness. The grapes were truly sublime, and...