Saturday, May 31, 2008

Releasing on time!

We just returned from San Francisco, where we were able to sample our 2006 and 2007 vintages. As we mentioned back in the beginning of March, we were targeting the release of our 2006 Petite Sirah for early fall of this year.

After tasting it last week, we are happy to report that we will be releasing on time in late September/early October. The Petite Sirah has lots of blueberry notes and some toastiness on the nose. It opened up really well over the course of the meeting we had with our winemaker, Kian Tavakoli (see below).

We also had the opportunity to taste the 2007 Syrahs, which will be released in 2009. The Alder Springs Syrah is starting to show hints of spiciness since we lasted sampled it. The White Hawk Syrah has some jammy tendencies, which is typical for the climate of Santa Barbara County.

The wines are starting to show really nicely, which has us very excited for the next time we get to sample them. We also were able to bring the samples for both 2006 and 2007 to a family BBQ, which was a lot of fun for everyone. Our family is not one to pull punches on feedback, so for them to give us positive reviews on the wines was great!

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