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Award Season is upon us…

The 2015 wine competition season is well underway. We are thrilled that our wines are showing so well! We hope that you agree. Most notable is our 2012 Tempranillo. BEST OF CLASS at three different prestigious competitions! These wines are up against some pretty amazing competition. To take BEST OF CLASS is awesome! Right up there is our Estate Zinfandel, also bringing in the same award- BEST OF CLASS and our Chardonnay bringing in a DOUBLE GOLD!! Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition Estate Zinfandel: BEST OF CLASS & GOLD Tempranillo: GOLD Chardonnay: SILVER San Francisco…

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Lizzy James Update

We took a little walk around our 108 year old Lizzy James vineyard earlier this week… Buds have broken, clusters are forming and before we know it we’ll be sending the harvesting crew around to pull in the 2012 crop! This vineyard is full of character! When it was new to the family, some twelve years ago, the vineyard was “a restoration project… a lot of dead spots, a lot of vines that needed resuscitating.” It became a project, according to Kyle, “we nursed it back to health and, since then, it’s produced our most award…

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What Do You Taste?

I think that one of the most intriguing things about wine is not the wine itself but people’s reaction to it.  And I think the range of wines available is just about as wide as the range of palates you find.  This has been a new experience for me as I stand on the other side of the bar or the table at a wine event and listen to people describe the wines.  I have had everthing from the simple…”that’s good” to ….a description of multiple aromas and flavors …..to a full description of how the wine would…

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