Here they come like a rogue train!!!!!! look out. keep arms and legs off the track and bring your wet boots! ha ha
ok ok. hopefully you all will have a family and friend filled time over the next couple of weeks! We are feeling super blessed here. The wedding is over and almost all the bills paid, family will be here soon and our friends are all good.
We just had a great storm here in san diego that brought much needed rain and lots of local snow to Big Bear! My friend Marko, up at bear, just told me last night that it looks like 4+ feet up there so we are off to good start. condolences go out to all those ill affected by the storm though.
DVD sales are doing well and we have just begun the job of getting the public aware!
The film seems to be really connecting with people as the comments are coming in on the blogs and through emails. makes me feel good to see this happening.
so i braved the rain last night to top and taste my 07 and 08 cabs. the o7 is really coming well and it is almost time for me to combine the three barrels one being a new hungarian 36 galloner. this will be my main "oak" source as the other two barrels are neutral the blend is perfect, making roughly a 25% oak influence. just like i like it. no 2x4s to the head. mmmmmmm
also i made a new label (on top) for my 06 sangiovese that we are getting ready to label. Vedova Nera is supposed to be translated in italian as "the black widow" owing the black widow that was living in our fermenter and had to be relieved of her duties., so we named the wine after her. my friend Rick Loos was a partner in the wine and we are very proud of how it came out! Again this wine was from Wolfgang Hallauer's vineyard in the heart of Santa Ynez. great spot!
Well hope you all have good celebrations and hug a couple people you like, maybe even one you don't like and make sure to mutually rub inappropriately someone you really like!
all the best,