Monday, August 06, 2007

Tamarindo's Great Debut

This past weekend, we held our summer/fall open house. Attendees get a sneak peak at our 07 Fall release.

Our Roussanne was an instant hit. My favorite comment from a wine maker I really respect - "The best American Roussanne I have tasted". When we picked this wine, we got our grapes from the coolest corner of a high altitude, north facing vineyard with granitic soil . We tend to draw more inspiration from Bergeron wines more than the Rhone for this wine and we feel the results are shining through. Next year, we will increase our production slightly.

If you haven't had many Roussannes or wines from Savoie, Tom Hill and San Francisco Chronicle have both reviewed many wines some of which we find inspirational.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Langsam, Lentement, Lento, 遅い

Slowly - sometimes fermentations go at their own rate with natural wine making. Our Roussanne is slowly fermenting. It is legally dry and has been for several months but it keeps going. Every day it moves a little bit more. You can hear it going but tasting it is harder.

We are hoping it finishes sometime soon - it is tasting great and we want to bottle.


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