Archive for December 3rd, 2008

Slumbering Red Wines & Cool, Steady White Wines

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008


In November we released our 2007 Cave B vintages of Barbera, Sangiovese and our first ever Tempranillo. I must say that the Tempranillo has become a Tasting room “Rock Star,” making up about 25% of our daily sales since its release. With beautiful full fruit flavours and earthy nuances, this young red wine is ready to drink and wants to join you at the dinner table to accompany some of your dinnertime favorites. It’s nap time! (For the wines). With all of the red wines in barrel now slumbering away and working through the malo-lactic fermentation, things have slowed down since the all-too hectic but exciting days of the 2008 crush.   All of our Cave B and SageCliffe white wines are dry.  Both barrel fermentations and tank fermentations have worked through with cool, steady, long fermentations. These long cool fermentations have made for some truly beautifully crisp and fruity white wines.

Until Next Time,

Bueno Provecho,

Freddy Arredondo, Winemaker