Sun 21 Feb 2010
I’ll be in Walla Walla this week to taste through our barrels. We’ll be bottling 3 wines in the middle of March and we need to make some key decisions this week. Aside from the 2008 QED, we will bottle two new wines – a 2008 Mourvedre and a 2009 Riesling.
The Mourvedre is from Minick Vineyard in Prosser. We weren’t planning on making a 100% Mourvedre wine but the quality is so high, we decided to make a varietal wine out of it.
2009 was our first vintage for making a white wine – a Riesling. I love riesling. 50% of the grapes are from Dionysus Vineyard and 50% are from Bacchus Vineyard. Since both the vineyards are right next to each other, the terroir is the same. I liked the way our Riesling was tasting in early December. I’m really excited about how this is going to turn out.
Both the labels for the Mourvedre and Riesling are done and we should get TTB approval this week. Then we’ll get them printed just in time for bottling - nothing like a tight schedule.