What’s happening at the winery
The weather here has been cool and rainy. It’s been into the 40’s overnight, so it’s still fall weather. It doesn’t feel like winter quite yet, but we can tell it’s on the way. The weather has been perfect for cold-stabilizing wine in our outdoor tanks.
We bottled some 2013 and 2014 Pinot Noir that we had in tanks. There wasn’t a lot of it left, so it will be released just to the wine club. The 2016 Pinot Noir is currently in barrels and we’ve been putting it through malolactic fermentation. Since the weather has been chilly, we had to move those barrels into a separate room that we could heat in order to get the fermentation started.
The 2016 Pinot Gris has been going through heat and cold stabilization and is not quite ready to be bottled yet.
Other wines we’re working on
We’re currently working on a Tempranillo vintage for the first time ever, along with Syrah. Both are from 2015 and came from Washington states’ Columbia Valley. We plan to age both wines for about one more year in oak barrels before it’s ready to be released.
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