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 [...]
In Napa Valley, there are three main styles of pruning in the vineyard: head-trained, cordon, and cane pruning.
For grape growers, gardeners and other farmers, the weather is the truth we live by.
The lesson here is to be wary of wine critics over-generalizing on an entire vintage, whether good or bad.
Every lot of red wine I've seen this year has more depth of color of than any year that I can recall..
Taking the mystery out of wine words like veraison, brix and total acidity, assistant winemaker Jason Gerard gives it up in simple language.
So let me stick my neck out and say that 2010 could very well be a “classic” Cabernet vintage.
Trellis wires are added to our organic vineyard to give support to new grape shoots and eventual grape clusters.
Where grapevines are concerned, love means "bloom". And those tiny clusters that look like miniature grapes? Those are encapsulated flowers just waiting to make love.
We have about a week and a half window to sucker the young volunteer shoots before they become lignified (hardened) and harder to deal with.