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No downs; just ups over here at the winery. Harvest is around the corner, and for the first time in 3 years, we might actually have what most would call a “normal” one! We enjoyed a nice summer with no major spikes one way or the other. We have a cellar crew that isn’t stressed, [...]
Ok, I know I commented on this in a blog a while ago, but I’ll re state it since it is important to know. The press will unmercifully declare the 2011 vintage in California a disaster. Yes, the weather has been less than optimal for growing wine grapes, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. We’ve had [...]
We’ve heard a lot of speculation about this year’s harvest in the past few weeks and now that things are finally slowing down in our cellar, we’d like to share Chateau Montelena’s perspective on Harvest 2010. Part I Stay tuned for more installments of our Harvest 2010 series.