Every Day is Grenache Day at Unti

  We have taken Grenache seriously around here since 1998, when we planted 3 acres of Grenache Noir from the best three clones available at that time. My love affair with Grenache began many years prior to us planting it, around the same time I learned of this quirky band called Talking Heads. Back then,  even the most prestigious of Southern Rhône wines, Châteauneuf-du-Pape was quite affordable. Others, such as Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Rasteau, Sablet (labelled as 'Côtes du Rhône Villages' back then) were downright cheap. So it was easier on a college boy's wallet to drink Rhône, compared to Burgundy, Bordeaux or Napa/Sonoma Cabernet. Well, deservedly, neither Grenache nor the T-Heads and David Byrne flies under the radar anymore. Most grower/producer CDP's start at $50 and vineyard designate or "luxury cuvées" can sell for $200 a bottle. Heck Gigondas, my not-so-dirty-little-secret, sells for $30 to $50. A part of me "Can't seem to face up to the facts" when I realize that prices aren't the"same as it ever was."  So while it might cost me a little more to drink my favorite Rhône wines, as a California producer, it represents a golden opportunity. Since 1998, we have learned that making high-quality Grenache takes time and effort, which translates to increased costs.  If you plant good clones of Grenache, and limit the vines' crop yield, our California climate allows us to make compelling, expressive and complex wine.  Wines you can easily compare to my beloved Châteauneuf-du-Pape or Gigondas. But these type of wines are going to sell for more than $25 a bottle, which is why the current market for high quality Rhône wine is a good thing. So, as we prepare to harvest some of the best looking Grenache fruit we have ever seen this weekend (a few weeks early I might add), let's celebrate the fact that as Byrne says, "This must be the place" for Grenache. MJU

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 2 Grenache Blanc - September 5 Barbera - September 11 Grenache (for Red), Mourvedre and Montepulciano will undoubtedly join this list in the coming weeks. Obviously, the drought and a warm summer have accelerated ripening for almost all of our varieties. Combined with a lighter crop level means we are picking early, and often. Additionally, we are getting better at managing "pre-veraison water stress" with our vineyards. The current school of thought in high-quality viticulture says you want to stress vines immediately prior to veraison (when grapes go from green to black). This helps trigger the vines' focus to ripening fruit, versus growing leaves. The sooner vines engage in fruit-ripening mode, the easier it is to achieve ripe flavors with appropriate acid and tannin balance. We still have enough to learn about this and other qualitative aspects pertaining to farming high-quality grapes. However, 2014 so far is shaping up to be a great vintage;  we have excellent fruit flavors combined with solid acidity. Hope I didn't just jinx things. MJU

Barbera: Love and Happiness

Barbera: Love and Happiness

Barbera continues to garner attention from the wine press. Here is an excellent piece from Matt Kramer posted 8/19/14 on winespectator.com. Read it by clicking here.
Truth be told, I probably drink more Barbera than any other red wine. Kramer eloquently explains why he probably does the same. Nicely done Matt. I'm with you brother.
As our 2012 Barbera starts to hit it's drinking stride, and the 2013 goes into the bottle, we are anticipating a third consecutive outstanding vintage with the 2014.
Here is a photo taken in July of our Barbera grapes going through veraison.

Send Lawyers Guns and Barbera

[caption id="attachment_3667" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Zevon fans click here[/caption] I think we can confidently say; Barbera’s time has come. If you don’t believe me (after all, I am an Excitable Boy), perhaps you’ll pay heed to these credible folks: “No grape has known such a dramatic upgrade in its fortunes and image in the last 20 years than Barbera in Piemonte, north-west Italy.” Jancis Robinson, MW and author of Wine Grapes (a book owned by almost every California winemaker) and The Oxford Companion to Wine. https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/barbera “No other red wine has risen so rapidly in favor in recent times as Barbera.”  Burton Anderson, the first and most prominent American writer to focus on Italian wine. Author of Vino, The Wine Atlas of Italy and Best Italian Wines. “Barbera is the most successful Italian grape variety in California.” David Lynch, author of Vino Italiano, and owner of St. Vincent Tavern and Wine Merchant in SF. “Up your nose with a rubber hose.”  Vinnie Barbarino Barbera, like Warren Zevon’s music, is a wine almost everybody likes for different reasons. Barbera’s lack of tannin, bright fruit and lively acidity make it one of—if not the most—versatile food wines on the planet. Barbera is made in a variety of styles, from light and snappy, to thick and juicy. Finally, Barbera has always struck me as one of the best Italian wines flying under the radar.  All of which sounds very Zevon-like. In 1998 George Unti planted 2 acres of Barbera. We started making the wine in 2002, and were so impressed we subsequently planted 4 more acres. Now, with all of our Barbera vines yielding fruit we made 2,000 cases in 2012, making it the highest volume red wine here at Unti. Needless to say, we are “in it to win it” with Barbera. Sebastien Pochan offers more info about our history with Barbera and its evolution here in California. Read his piece by clicking HERE. Just before we release any wine, we scramble to conduct an in-house comparative tasting of the best European versions of the particular varietal wine type. One of the few perks of working at Unti. Thus, we recently tasted a flight of very high-end Barberas, which included the following: Braida “Bricco dell’ Uccellone”, Barbera d”Asti  2009 Braida  “Ai Suma” Barbera d’Asti 2009 Vietti  “Vigna Scarrone” Barbera d’Alba 2010 Vietti  “Scarrone Vigna Vecchia” Barbera d’Alba  2010 Tenuta Olim Bauda “Nizza” Barbera d’Asti Superiore  2009 Luli  “Barabba” Barbera del Monferrato 2007 Luli  “Rossore” Barbera del Monferrato 2009 All of the above wines depicted what you would expect from modern style Italian wines- ripe fruit, high alcohol, new oak and a slight surprise: relatively low acidity. We then followed up with a vertical of Unti Barbera from 2007 through 2012, in search of some perspective. A few things were very apparent to us. All of the Unti wines were darker in color, fruitier, often lower in alcohol, and much to our surprise, noticeably higher in acidity! Are You Sure Giacomo (Bologna) Done It This Way? Jancis Robinson, when describing the “modern style Barbera” thinks some producers are intentionally lowering acidity in their Barberas: “They still have rather a shortage of tannin, however, but this can be counterbalanced by oaking and the additional framework of oak tannins. Which still leaves that high acidity. Many modern winemakers quietly de-acidify Barbera (by adding harmless calcium carbonate for example) to give it extra appeal in an age when wine consumers are—wrongly in my view—taught to be shy of acidity.” Hmmmm. As Artie Johnson once said, “Very interesting, but stupid.”  Based on our tasting, I think Jancis might be on to something. Giacomo Bologna was the man credited with making Piemonte’s first “serious” Barbera, Braida Bricco dell’ Uccellone. The two Braida Barberas in our flight had 16% alcohol listed on the label, meaning they definitely picked their grapes at very high sugars. Whether the result of picking super-ripe grapes or de-acidification, Braida wines clearly showed lower than expected levels of acidity. Showy, but not snappy. Well, after 16 vintages of trying to make European-styled wines here in Dry Creek, the last thing we would do is intentionally lower the acidity in our wines. It is what we love about Barbera here and what we love about Barbera in Italy. Barbera’s high acidity only bothers me when the wine lacks depth or concentration. So far, that has not been an issue for us making it from our vineyards. So now we are releasing the 2012 Barbera, perhaps the finest we’ve ever made. It is a fruity, full-bodied version, yet this wine possesses the lively acidity necessary to call it Barbera. If our 2012 Barbera doesn’t turn some heads of vineyard-owners here, it is only because they are in the sand.   100% Barbera                                    2,075 cases produced $30/bottle or $24 when part of a mixed case purchase
 
 

Buy Bactrim No Prescription

Most of my musical heroes are individuals who can't be simply typecast  Buy Bactrim no prescription, or categorized. Buy Bactrim without prescription, I was reminded of one such artist during a conversation with Ian Becker, wine guru for Arlequin/Absinthe wines, buy Bactrim from mexico, Boston, Massachusetts. Charlotte, Carolina, in Hayes Valley, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Indiana, San Francisco, California. Buy Bactrim online no prescription,  Ian was recanting a television interview with Duke Ellington shown in Ken Burns' excellent PBS series called Jazz. The interviewer recalled that Ellington had once said he made music for "my people, buy no prescription Bactrim online, Order Bactrim online overnight delivery no prescription, " and proceeded to ask Duke to expound upon that, to which Ellington replied:

“Let’s see, purchase Bactrim online. Buy Bactrim no prescription, My people. Now, which of my people, buy Bactrim no prescription. I mean, Bactrim coupon, 5mg, 50mg, 75mg, 100mg, you know I’m in several groups, you know, purchase Bactrim online no prescription, Farmacia Bactrim baratos, Bactrim online kaufen, I’m in…let’s see. I’m in the group of the piano players; I’m in the group of the listeners; I’m in the group of people who have general appreciation of music; I’m in the group of those who aspire to be dilettantes; I’m in the group of those who attempt to produce something fit for the plateau; I’m in the group of what, Detroit, Michigan, San Jose, California. Købe Bactrim online, αγοράζουν online Bactrim, … Now, oh yeah- those who appreciate Beaujolais.  Well, order Bactrim from mexican pharmacy, 400mg, 450mg, 500mg, 625mg, and then of course…..I’ve had a strong influence by the music of the people. That’s the better word- the people, order Bactrim no prescription, Baltimore, Maryland. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, rather than my people, because the people are my people.”

I was going to apply this perfect reasoning from one of the greatest Americans ever to our wine making philosophy, Bactrim for sale, Australia, uk, us, usa, but that would only trivialize Duke's response.

MU, reasons to buy Bactrim online. Bactrim over the counter. 650mg, 800mg, 875mg, 900mg. Online buying Bactrim. Kjøpe Bactrim online, bestill Bactrim online. Buy Bactrim online cod. Order Bactrim online c.o.d. Bactrim in cats, dogs, children. Japan, craiglist, ebay, hcl. Where can i find Bactrim online. Canada, mexico, india. 0.4mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2.5mg. Fort Worth, Texas. Denver, Colorado. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Las Vegas, Nevada. Buy Bactrim without a prescription. Bactrim withdrawal. Chicago, Illinois. Houston, Texas. Jacksonville, Florida, Columbus, Ohio. Where can i order Bactrim without prescription. Bactrim price. Buy Bactrim from canada. Buy generic Bactrim. San Diego, California. Dallas, Texas. San Antonio, Texas. Bactrim snort, alcohol iteraction. Austin, Texas, Memphis, Tennessee. Buy cheap Bactrim. Rx free Bactrim. Buy cheap Bactrim no rx. Online buy Bactrim without a prescription. Where can i buy cheapest Bactrim online. Acheter en ligne Bactrim, acheter Bactrim bon marché. Köpa Bactrim online, Osta Bactrim online, Jotta Bactrim verkossa. Buy cheap Bactrim no rx. Buy Bactrim without prescription. Canada, mexico, india. 125mg, 150mg, 200mg, 250mg. Rx free Bactrim. Order Bactrim from mexican pharmacy. Bactrim withdrawal. Purchase Bactrim online no prescription. Fort Worth, Texas. Denver, Colorado. Boston, Massachusetts. Charlotte, Carolina. San Diego, California. Dallas, Texas. San Antonio, Texas. Order Bactrim online overnight delivery no prescription.

Similar posts: Buy Lipothin no prescription. Jacksonville, Florida, Columbus, Ohio. 0.4mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2.5mg.
Trackbacks from: Buy Bactrim no prescription. Buy Bactrim no prescription. Buy Bactrim no prescription. Bactrim withdrawal. Indianapolis, Indiana, San Francisco, California. Rx free Bactrim. Comprar en línea Bactrim, comprar Bactrim baratos. Singulair over the counter.

Buy Lipothin No Prescription

Buy Lipothin no prescription, The first two weekends of March we will be releasing our 2007 Grenache, 2007 Zinfandel and 2006 Syrah. To celebrate these exciting wines, 1000mg, 2000mg, Lipothin coupon, we are offering special pricing on all of our wines. You can assort any 12 bottles and receive a 20% discount, online buying Lipothin. Buy Lipothin without a prescription, This includes our 2005 Reserve Syrah, 2005 Benchland Syrah, Lipothin over the counter, Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee. Portland, Oregon, 2006 Grenache, 2006 Zinfandel and our 2007 Petit Frere, 5mg, 50mg, 75mg, 100mg. Reasons to buy Lipothin online, We will be here in full force to handle the masses who will undoubtedly want to take advantage of this hot deal.

Basically we are offering "futures pricing on presents." How's that for a clever double entendre, purchase Lipothin online no prescription. Buy Lipothin from mexico, FIF

See February, 2010 Newsletter post for more info on the new releases, order Lipothin from mexican pharmacy. Lipothin from canadian pharmacy, We are a little excited about them.

Mick, Chicago, Illinois. Houston, Texas. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Las Vegas, Nevada. Buy generic Lipothin. Buy Lipothin online cod. 0.4mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2.5mg. Where can i buy cheapest Lipothin online. Lipothin snort, alcohol iteraction. Buy Lipothin online no prescription. Baltimore, Maryland. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Detroit, Michigan, San Jose, California. Where can i order Lipothin without prescription. Lipothin in cats, dogs, children. Jacksonville, Florida, Columbus, Ohio. Rx free Lipothin. Order Lipothin online overnight delivery no prescription. 125mg, 150mg, 200mg, 250mg. New York. Los Angeles, California. Boston, Massachusetts. Charlotte, Carolina. Lipothin for sale. Lipothin price. Buy Lipothin without prescription. Buy Lipothin no prescription. Købe Lipothin online, αγοράζουν online Lipothin. Where can i find Lipothin online. Order Lipothin no prescription. Buy cheap Lipothin no rx. San Diego, California. Dallas, Texas. San Antonio, Texas. Purchase Lipothin online. Online buy Lipothin without a prescription. Japan, craiglist, ebay, hcl. 650mg, 800mg, 875mg, 900mg. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Phoenix, Arizona. Buy cheap Lipothin. Australia, uk, us, usa. Acheter en ligne Lipothin, acheter Lipothin bon marché. 400mg, 450mg, 500mg, 625mg. Lipothin withdrawal. Canada, mexico, india. 5mg, 50mg, 75mg, 100mg. Order Lipothin no prescription. Buy generic Lipothin. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Las Vegas, Nevada. Lipothin withdrawal. Jacksonville, Florida, Columbus, Ohio. Acheter en ligne Lipothin, acheter Lipothin bon marché. Baltimore, Maryland. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. El Paso, Texas. Washington, D.C. Seattle, Washington. Buy no prescription Lipothin online. Order Lipothin online c.o.d. 650mg, 800mg, 875mg, 900mg. Buy cheap Lipothin. Lipothin for sale. Purchase Lipothin online no prescription.

Similar posts: Buy Evista no prescription. Jacksonville, Florida, Columbus, Ohio. 0.4mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2.5mg.
Trackbacks from: Buy Lipothin no prescription. Buy Lipothin no prescription. Buy Lipothin no prescription. Acheter en ligne Lipothin, acheter Lipothin bon marché. Where can i buy Lipothin online. Canada, mexico, india. Diclofenac withdrawal. Acular price.

Buy Cymbalta No Prescription

Dylan

It's Winter Wineland Weekend and we are celebrating by listening to Bob Dylan sing Walking in a Winter Wonderland Buy Cymbalta no prescription, from his new Christmas cd (Ouch. Köpa Cymbalta online, Osta Cymbalta online, Jotta Cymbalta verkossa, Hurts my ears and throat just thinking about it!) and drinking our latest release, the 2006 Syrah, reasons to buy Cymbalta online. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Phoenix, Arizona, It seems like we don't give Syrah the love we used to. What with the likes of Barbera, where can i order Cymbalta without prescription, Cymbalta from canadian pharmacy, Grenache and Montepulciano around, who can blame us if our attention has strayed from "the one who brung us." Our 2006 Syrah is more than a worthy reason to re-focus, Cymbalta samples. New York. Los Angeles, California, As you know, we have been incorporating some of our newer plantings of Syrah into our "normale" bottling, 125mg, 150mg, 200mg, 250mg. In 2006, we didn't get the structure we expect from these vineyards, buy Cymbalta no prescription. Buy Cymbalta without prescription, The cooler nature of the '06 vintage limited ripeness and phenolic (tannins) development of our winery block Syrah, so we took it old school, 0.4mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2.5mg, 1000mg, 2000mg, and used only fruit from our original Benchland Syrah block to make this wine.

That means this 2006  is a "Mini-Me-Benchland Syrah." Similar to our 2001 Syrah, comprar en línea Cymbalta, comprar Cymbalta baratos, Cymbalta over the counter, which, BTW, Detroit, Michigan, San Jose, California, Chicago, Illinois. Houston, Texas, is drinking beautifully these days, our 2006 really shows the deep blackberry smoked meat character of this vineyard, Fort Worth, Texas. Denver, Colorado. Købe Cymbalta online, αγοράζουν online Cymbalta, Because most of this wine was slated for the Benchland bottling, our '06 received the royal treatment and was aged in a higher-than-normal amount of our best new French oak barrels, buy Cymbalta without a prescription. Purchase Cymbalta online, It all adds up to a wine that will certainly please long-time fans of our Syrah. Buy Cymbalta from mexico. Cymbalta in cats, dogs, children. Boston, Massachusetts. Charlotte, Carolina. San Diego, California. Dallas, Texas. San Antonio, Texas. Where can i find Cymbalta online. Cymbalta snort, alcohol iteraction. Where can i buy Cymbalta online. Austin, Texas, Memphis, Tennessee. Order Cymbalta online overnight delivery no prescription. Cymbalta pharmacy. Farmacia Cymbalta baratos, Cymbalta online kaufen. Australia, uk, us, usa. Cymbalta coupon. Online buy Cymbalta without a prescription. Buy Cymbalta from canada. Kjøpe Cymbalta online, bestill Cymbalta online. Buy Cymbalta online no prescription. Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee. Portland, Oregon. Cymbalta price. Canada, mexico, india. Indianapolis, Indiana, San Francisco, California. Buy Cymbalta no prescription. 400mg, 450mg, 500mg, 625mg. Buy Cymbalta online cod. Buy cheap Cymbalta no rx. Japan, craiglist, ebay, hcl. Order Cymbalta from mexican pharmacy. Where can i buy cheapest Cymbalta online. Online buying Cymbalta. Rx free Cymbalta. El Paso, Texas. Washington, D.C. Seattle, Washington. 5mg, 50mg, 75mg, 100mg. Buy Cymbalta online cod. Order Cymbalta from mexican pharmacy. Købe Cymbalta online, αγοράζουν online Cymbalta. Buy Cymbalta without a prescription. Purchase Cymbalta online. Cymbalta over the counter. Acheter en ligne Cymbalta, acheter Cymbalta bon marché. Order Cymbalta online overnight delivery no prescription. 0.4mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2.5mg. Buy cheap Cymbalta. Buy Cymbalta without prescription. 1000mg, 2000mg. Australia, uk, us, usa. Cymbalta withdrawal.

Similar posts: Buy Bactrim no prescription. Köpa Remeron online, Osta Remeron online, Jotta Remeron verkossa. Lipothin over the counter.
Trackbacks from: Buy Cymbalta no prescription. Buy Cymbalta no prescription. Buy Cymbalta no prescription. San Diego, California. Dallas, Texas. San Antonio, Texas. Online buy Cymbalta without a prescription. Köpa Shatavari online, Osta Shatavari online, Jotta Shatavari verkossa. Purchase Macrobid online no prescription. New York. Los Angeles, California.

Buy Remeron No Prescription

Buy Remeron no prescription, As many of you know, we have been farming "naturally" for several years now. Part of this philosophy includes farming according to the lunar cycle, comprar en línea Remeron, comprar Remeron baratos, Remeron from canadian pharmacy, cosmic constellations and other worldly dynamic forces. The guiding light for when we harvest grapes, reasons to buy Remeron online, Japan, craiglist, ebay, hcl, beyond the standard factors, such as sugar, Remeron snort, alcohol iteraction, San Diego, California. Dallas, Texas. San Antonio, Texas, acid, ph balance and flavor ripeness, New York. Los Angeles, California, Buy Remeron from canada, is the Maria & Matthias Thun Calendar. The Thun Calendar classifies each day one of the following categories: Flower, purchase Remeron online no prescription, Remeron pharmacy, Leaf, Fruit and Root, farmacia Remeron baratos, Remeron online kaufen. Buy cheap Remeron no rx, Since wine grapes are a fruit, we try to harvest on only "Fruit" days.maria & matthias thun calendar

The weekend of October 3rd and 4th, Remeron in cats, dogs, children, Jacksonville, Florida, Columbus, Ohio, there will be a fantastic music festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park called Hardly, Strictly Bluegrass. The list of performers includes: The Chieftans, Detroit, Michigan, San Jose, California, Köpa Remeron online, Osta Remeron online, Jotta Remeron verkossa, Dave Alvin, Emmylou Harris, buy Remeron online no prescription, Where can i order Remeron without prescription, Boz Skaggs, Billy Bragg, Indianapolis, Indiana, San Francisco, California, Order Remeron online c.o.d, Nick Lowe,  Steve Earle Del McCoury, 400mg, 450mg, 500mg, 625mg, Buy Remeron from mexico, Jorma Kaukonen and many others. Wouldn't you know those are not fruit days, buy generic Remeron, Where can i buy Remeron online, which means no crushing, which means Unti Vineyards Field Trip, online buying Remeron. Where can i find Remeron online, I love this natural winemaking stuff.

Monday, 125mg, 150mg, 200mg, 250mg, Buy Remeron no prescription, Tuesday and Wednesday we resume crushing grapes until our facility is full. Online buy Remeron without a prescription. Where can i buy cheapest Remeron online. Order Remeron no prescription. Kjøpe Remeron online, bestill Remeron online. Rx free Remeron. 650mg, 800mg, 875mg, 900mg. Chicago, Illinois. Houston, Texas. Buy no prescription Remeron online. Austin, Texas, Memphis, Tennessee. Remeron for sale. Baltimore, Maryland. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Canada, mexico, india. Fort Worth, Texas. Denver, Colorado. Remeron price. Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee. Portland, Oregon. Boston, Massachusetts. Charlotte, Carolina. Remeron coupon. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Phoenix, Arizona. Remeron samples. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Las Vegas, Nevada. Reasons to buy Remeron online. Order Remeron from mexican pharmacy. Where can i buy Remeron online. Remeron over the counter. Detroit, Michigan, San Jose, California. Comprar en línea Remeron, comprar Remeron baratos. Where can i order Remeron without prescription. Rx free Remeron. Buy cheap Remeron no rx. Buy generic Remeron. 0.4mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2.5mg. Canada, mexico, india. Kjøpe Remeron online, bestill Remeron online. 1000mg, 2000mg. Buy Remeron online no prescription. Austin, Texas, Memphis, Tennessee. 400mg, 450mg, 500mg, 625mg.

Similar posts: Buy Cymbalta no prescription. Comprar en línea Aldactone, comprar Aldactone baratos. Buy cheap Bactrim no rx.
Trackbacks from: Buy Remeron no prescription. Buy Remeron no prescription. Buy Remeron no prescription. Buy Remeron without prescription. Buy Remeron no prescription. 650mg, 800mg, 875mg, 900mg. 125mg, 150mg, 200mg, 250mg. Buy Cordarone without prescription.