We had the honor of celebrating all of the people who made our dream a reality. Everyone from the cave engineers and construction workers to our oldest friends came out to enjoy some great wine, food and music by Buck Nickels and Loose Change. Thanks to all who attended and continue to support us! [...]
On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, we bottled over a thousand cases of the 2012 Elodian Cabernet Sauvignon. From the moment the grapes were picked in the fall of 2012, until the day of bottling, the wine was meticulously cared for while barrel aging for two and a half years. This makes the bottling process an [...]
To filter or not to filter…. In honor of the recent bottling our 2012 Tom Eddy Manchester Ridge Unfiltered Chardonnay, I thought it would be fun to discuss the pros and cons of making a product like this and discuss exactly what unfiltered means. Now some of you big Tom Eddy fans may not even [...]
When is a cluster not yet a cluster?As springtime weather permeates the Napa Valley with consistent warmth and blankets the vineyards in daily sunshine, the vines react and begin to reveal early clues about their future grape crop. The steady warm weather coaxes the vine into producing an abundance of leaves while at the same [...]
In Napa Valley, there are three main styles of pruning in the vineyard: head-trained, cordon, and cane pruning.
Try as we might, the King duo cannot seem to get it together to be in Napa for the Kerry’s Vineyard harvest. There was still plenty do, however, when we met Jason at Cuvaison. The wine was already in the tanks, and there were nutrients to be added. We measured out DAP and Superfood, [...]
Yes, the 2008 vintage (affectionately now known as the “wildfire vintage”) took us by firestorm (I know, cheesy pun). No one winemaker in the North Coast was immune to some challenging maturity schedules with such a moderate spring, but an extraordinary summer dry period, culminating with a significant amount of heat in the months of [...]
Watching winemaking experts like Tom Eddy, I learned that all kinds of chemistry magic happens when making good wines.
For grape growers, gardeners and other farmers, the weather is the truth we live by.