Steve Tanzer and capsules

For a Friday the 13th, we had a good day. We got our most recent issue of Steve Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. All three of our Syrah’s got excellent reviews – 89, 89, and 88 with very nice comments. Mr. Tanzer writes of the Vidmar “Nose shows sassafras, earth, sweet oak and an almost confectionery cherry element…” I don’t know much about sassafras so I looked it up. I will try and find some – I want to see if I agree.

Our 2005 rose will be bottled before too long. Bottling is the hardest part about winemaking and we are trying to figure out our capsules. Last year we used wax – consumers didn’t like it so we won’t do it again. We might use a sticker on the cork or go naked. Many decisions…