Just wanted to write a quick note that we're going to be updating quite a few things on the website as we prepare our spring release. We really can't thank you all enough for all the support and we're hoping that all these updates makes everything much more accessible.
It seems like the current thought on 2014 is that it's great. I can’t fully agree with that, but many will find this vintage compelling with wines that are accessible early. The particular details are clearly vineyard dependent, but generally it was an early harvest that progressed staggeringly quickly; lots of issues with tank space towards the end. While a gross oversimplification, it can be helpful to reduce harvest to a few key lessons. This year, with the quick rate of ripening coupled with the dry growing season, it definitely seemed like acids dropped quickly with ripe flavors early on.
For us, in our second vintage, we have a lot of fun wines coming down the pipe. A sparkler, two whites, and three reds - which you will all be able to taste at the open house if you're coming. The harvest crew just tasted through the 2014s and some of them are captivating. It’s funny to start talking about whether or not the wines are good literally weeks after they’ve been ‘born’ but these wines are closer to the wine I want to be making from the sites I’m working with. Which is to say more expressive, with a greater sense of place, while still keeping to a style that is relatively accessible. I’m looking forward to being sharing them.