All Bottled Up

 

Bottled - Halter Ranch Vineyard

 

Last week we bottled 3 wines from the 2012 vintage and 2 wines from the 2013 vintage.  As each harvest season passes and we begin to taste whites and rose from the immediately preceding vintage and reds after barrel ageing for 18 months it is amazing and exciting to see the combination of similarity and subtle differences each new vintage lends.  As each season turns, the vines mature a little more, digging their roots in deeper through soil, rock, and the history contained therein.  In subtle ways the wines seem to react to this maturity, gaining depth, brightness, and length with each new year.

2013 Côtes de Paso Blanc – Bottled February  20, 2014.  Composed of 75% Grenache Blanc, 20% Picpoul Blanc, 3% Roussanne, 2% Viognier.  Our flagship Rhone style white blend sees a combination of ageing in oak and stainless steel achieving some weight from the wood while maintaning delightful brightness from the steel.  Look for its release in early Spring and the next Wine Club shipment.

2013 Sauvignon Blanc – Bottled February  18, 2014.  Composed of 98% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Viognier.  In a departure from previous vintages 2013 Sauvignon Blanc saw 50% fermentation in Sauvignon Blanc specialized Sylvain French Oak Barrels and 50% fermentation in Stainless steel tanks.  It will be exciting to see the effects of this change when we begin tasting it.  Look for its release near the start of summer.

2012 Synthesis Red – Bottled February 18, 2014.  Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Syrah.  Seek out 2012 Synthesis Red in our tasting room in Fall 2014.

2012 Block 22 Syrah – Bottled February 20, 2014.  Composed of 92% Syrah and 8% Petite Sirah.  Access to this wine will be available only to members of our new reserve level club  and will begin in Fall 2014.   Inquire in our tasting room or for details on the reserve club.

2012 Tempranillo – Bottled February 20, 2014.  Composed of 100% Tempranillo.  Access to this wine will be available only to members of our new reserve level club  and will begin in Fall 2014.  Inquire in our tasting room for details on the reserve club.

Club members mark your calendars, the next pick up party will be taking place on March 29 in our beautiful winery and this shipment includes the 2013 Rose which is always something to celebrate.

 

Bottled - Halter Ranch Vineyard

Recently bottled line-up

 

Bottled - Halter Ranch Vineyard

KC caught this photo of some ominous scavengers



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