Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Our Reds lead the way to Gold

2009 International Eastern Wine Competition released the results this afternoon. 2007 Stuhlmuller took home a Double Gold with 3 of our reds taking gold-2006 PR Cab, 2007 Bernier Sibary Zinfandel and 2007 Maple Zinfandel. Great job done in the field from our grower which supplied my winemakers some incredible fruit to create wine. What can I say but I'm proud of the whole team involved with DCW.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Danny will be out pouring Saturday

Dan Glover, DCW Assistant Winemaker, will be at The Wine Shop (in Healdsburg) pouring our wines on 5/30 from 3-6pm. Stop by, say hi and try some of our current vintages. Who knows, Danny just might have something special with him like the 2007 Bernier Sibary Zinfandel.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bloom has begun

Great day in wine country today. It's my mom's birthday and bloom has started. So if all goes correctly, the wind will stay away or at least not be as strong as last year so we don't have any shatter. I love this time of the season because if all goes correctly, we'll have great formation for fruit clusters.

Dutchess and I have been watching closely as just patches are in bloom at the moment but we're waiting with great anticipation for the whole vineyard to bloom. So much going on-we're mapping out the blocks to be planted right now as well. But that for tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Great Idea for Our Wines

I'm down in SoCal pouring and placing our wines directly into restaurants. I have to tell you that one of the men I poured for gave me a brilliant idea. We have a couple wines in the pipeline that are blends (that's what Kerry does best) and we have been battling what to name the wine. Think the problem is solved! Sometimes you get the best ideas from people you don't know and when you least expect it.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Wines score 91pts and 95pts

Our two newest vineyard designate wines have shown quite well right out of the shoot. As you know, we rarely submit the wines to be scored but Kerry wanted to submit them. With that being said, we decided who better to submit to that the Connoisseurs Guide to California Wines. Very well respected for specializing in CA wines. The 2007 Bernier Sibary Zinfandel earned 95pts! During our final blending session, Kerry said off hand that it had the potential to be a 95pt wine-WOW, Good Call Ker. The 2007 Maple Zinfandel "Bill's Block" come out of the gate with 91pts. Congratulations to the winemakers-job well done for your first time working with the fruit. Someone once told me that it take 10 years to understand a vineyard and ten more to understand how to work with the fruit from that specific vineyard. If that's correct, Dutcher Crossing and the winemakers have great things in store for the DCW family.