Today, with the help of our family and friends, we finished bottling the last of the Sparkling Wine. This batch was 48 cases of Blanc de Blanc – a 100% Chardonnay sparkling wine. It needs lots of time to age in bottle and will likely be released to Wine Club members only in 2017.
We also did the first barrel sampling of the Barrel Blanc which is a still white wine blend of our signature grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. The Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc grapes are whole cluster pressed so as to extract minimal color. As the wine ages on French Oak, the color drops out and, as you can see from the picture the wine is a beautiful golden yellow color. This unique wine will be bottled soon as it is showing well. We expect to release it in late July or early August.