|Sunday August 5, 2001
Pat and I are taking off to Santa Cruz in Monterey county for a few days. Next week I bottle our ZP2C so I will be back later this week to prepare. We will probably be harvesting Sauv Blanc by the end of the month.
I received my PG&E bill last week and was shocked to total up the bill on our 4 accounts to $1600 for one month. That is 2.5 times last year. Our bottling costs are going up also and I am sure Ryan will be charging more for the harvest. Unfortunately that forces me to raise my prices a little. Since we are still below other producers, I hope none of you will complain.
Pat and I have continued to taste the 2000 wines and are happy with
the results. I still prefer the darker flavors of 1999, but Pat much prefers
the 2000s because of their bright fruit. I must admit that these 2000 wines
are my most varied. I mean that the wines taste quite different from each
other and thus I am having less trouble, even at this stage, telling them
apart in blind tastings. In all a much better vintage than 1996 and 1998.
I also think they have much better balance than the 1997's.
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