Friday, February 16, 2007

It's Friday for the Mustang Winemaker

It is Friday and the sun is shining- looks like it is going to be a great weekend. Sunday is supposed to bring some clouds and possible showers, but we could still use the rain. We have just started a new account with check it out if you get sec.

The Rose is chilling away waiting for its big day of bottling the first week in March. We are very pleased with its progress. Just tasted the 2006 Tempranillo barrel lots and they are really yummy. This wine will stay in barrels until at least the fall. A long, but worthwhile wait!

The Women for Winesense organization is starting up a tasting event this year. The tasting panel is made up of only women that have been in the wine biz for some time. Look for the consumer tasting to be announced soon.

Well, this is a short one- but wine and friends are waiting!

Until next week, cheers to good food, good wine and good friends!

Monday, February 5, 2007

Tempranillo Education

Tomorrow, Tuesday, I will be a doing a class at Santa Rosa Junior College on Tempranillo for the Winemakers of California class. This is always fun- everyone is always eager just to learn about winemaking from the sources. It is a great class given by Ray Johnson who also has a web site for wine education, is a wine judge, and writes books.
I am also busy getting the 2006 vintage of Tempranillo Rose ready for bottling the first week in March. It needs to be cold stabilized, then filtered, then put into the bottle. All supplies are just about ready- just some tweaking on the label left to go.
We just landed two new accounts down around the Paso Robles area- Fermentations and Central Coast Wines. Stop in and visit these shops if you are in the area.
Our Tres Palmeras home vineyard has just been pruned and is ready for Spring. The cold weather last month has kept them in dormancy.The warm weather this last week was not long enough to wake them up- this is a good thing!
That's all for this week- Cheers to good food, good wine, and good friends!

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