Newsletter 51

2013 MONTEPULCIANO 2014 ROSSO 2013 PETIT FRERE 2013 ZINFANDEL 2015 ROSÉ FANTASY  WINE  DRAFT  GUIDE 2013 MONTEPULCIANO                      For those of you foolish enough to engage in fantasy sports, you know there are certain players who go under-appreciated.  These players are available in the late rounds […]



NEWSLETTER  50½ 2012 MAGNUMS  //  2013 SEGROMIGNO  //  LACRIMA  //  PORT   If 2012 was the vintage of “power,” 2013 is one of “precision.” Our 2013 Segromigno speaks well to this Chris Farley-like analysis. ** 2013 is the first of three drought vintages, all of which are excellent. The growing season was not as cool […]

First Day of Crush 2015 and KEXP

    Hey , Tommy—What are we listening to? KEXP Isn’t that the UDub station? Yes. Geez. I worked in those studios a million years ago, when nobody cared. Today we crushed our first grapes for 2015, Grenache for Rosé. A momentous occasion, first day. We always begin with a glass of Grower/Producer Champagne – […]

Early Returns: It’s early!

For the second consecutive vintage, we are establishing new “earliest harvest dates” with several varieties. For those of you keeping score at home, here are the numbers: Vermentino and Grenache (for Rosé) – August 22 Sangiovese – August 31 Zinfandel – September 1 (earliest by about 3 weeks!) Ciliegiolo – September 2 Fiano – September […]