18 barrels down, 6 more to go

The finish line is in site. Now if we can just keep the engines running for another 4 days we will survive. Mind you it will be a close call. That dreaded harvest cold started making the rounds about 2 weeks ago and is now settled in our house with all three of us suffering. But hey – my parents walked up hill both ways in the snow. Surely we can press another 2.5 tons. Easy.

On the up side – we extended our maceration time across the reds this year and have been rewarded with pressing completely dry wines that are rich in flavor and color and look incredibly promising. Many wiser and more experienced would say it is too soon to judge the vintage but hey – we are new so allow us to be prematurely giddy – 2005 looks fabulous!

Tracey