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by Casey Hartlip
March 25th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Just saying it's nice to have your neighbor do your frost protection for you. If that's an attack YOU have a problem. Oh and I might be a redneck....but is that a bad thing?
by Casey Hartlip
March 25th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

I did venture out yesterday to check out the Cabernet buds - nothing happening. And yes, it is raining again. As was mentioned above, the rain means warm temperature, so no need for frost protection. But frost protection is usually reserved for April in these parts. I will never forget 2008, when w...
by Casey Hartlip
March 25th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

We had a third of an inch overnight but sounded like more. Raining at a brisk pace right now.
by Casey Hartlip
March 23rd, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

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It's on now. Chard bud on 2015 planting of clone 17. We are officially on frost watch now. Need to hurry and get these things tied to the wire!
by Casey Hartlip
March 22nd, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Pinot Noir Technical Tasting Today in Ukiah - Anyone attending?
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Pinot Noir Technical Tasting Today in Ukiah - Anyone attending?

I don't drink pinot with age on it so that's MY problem. There were younger wines that were more flashy/sexy, however many of them didn't have the frame that's your had. I also liked the minty character of yours, but being a '14 it didn't have as much youthful fruit. Your wine cried to be consumed w...
by Casey Hartlip
March 21st, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

I watched my stepson fight CF for over 30 years. He had TWO double lung transplants over a 6 year period. Luckily we have his 12 year old twins as a reminder of his life. He passed away at age 43 which is 40 years longer from when he was diagnosed. They are making great gains with this disease every...
by Casey Hartlip
March 21st, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Pinot Noir Technical Tasting Today in Ukiah - Anyone attending?
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Pinot Noir Technical Tasting Today in Ukiah - Anyone attending?

See you there. Great to meet you, Casey. That was a pretty fun and interesting event. Might be the most different pinots from different regions I have had in one sitting. Gotta say I was a little disappointed at the quality of some of the Mendo wines (not naming names) but agreed that it was neat t...
by Casey Hartlip
March 18th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can Dave Phinney turn a SF island into a hipster Napa altrernative?
Replies: 22
Views: 1433

Re: Can Dave Phinney turn a SF island into a hipster Napa altrernative?

Seems a natural progression that Dave would turn to making booze. High alcohol wine wasn't enough!
by Casey Hartlip
March 16th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Drove my grandson to a soccer match in Napa today. What a glorious day it was. Went down 'the trail' and thought I saw Merrill out there with her pruning shears in hand whacking on those Cabernet vines. Warm weather brought out the touristas in mass. Drove my grandson up to the Sattui castle and it ...
by Casey Hartlip
March 16th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Rotating clusters on the vine?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Rotating clusters on the vine?

And therefore I claim bullshit!
by Casey Hartlip
March 15th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Rotating clusters on the vine?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Rotating clusters on the vine?

No clue. Sounds like marketing bullsh_t to me.
by Casey Hartlip
March 15th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Rotating clusters on the vine?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Rotating clusters on the vine?

No clue.
by Casey Hartlip
March 13th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Pruning is done! I had a meeting yesterday with my two head guys to plan out the next couple of weeks. Obviously with all of our cane pruning, we have thousands of canes to be tied out on the wires. Wires? As always tons of trellis repairs to do, especially when you have some fields dating back to t...
by Casey Hartlip
March 12th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?
Replies: 73
Views: 3353

Re: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?

My stepson is one of the owners of DH. I've been all over that place with grandkids.
by Casey Hartlip
March 10th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?
Replies: 73
Views: 3353

Re: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?

That picture at the bottom of the post is not at the Dark Horse site on Old River road.
by Casey Hartlip
March 10th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Snowed again last night. Turned to sleet and rain by midday. We are at 58in of rain for the season. That is our average for a full year. Finishing up pruning. Absolutely zero movement on the buds. Going to be a mid-April budbreak at the earliest. Paul What a difference a few miles makes! We have re...
by Casey Hartlip
March 8th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 203
Views: 6470

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

Husch SB Mendocino. Great value.
by Casey Hartlip
March 7th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

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With all this gloomy weather I thought a symbol of spring would be nice!
by Casey Hartlip
March 5th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

And so.....here we go again. South winds picking up. Forecast calling for a couple more inches of rain. We've had a couple of days of runoff so what the heck, bring it on I guess. Going to go in lock down and work on my water rights reporting.
by Casey Hartlip
March 2nd, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flooding in Sonoma County
Replies: 53
Views: 2790

Re: Flooding in Sonoma County

I never understood why people would continue to live in areas that get flooded every 3-5 years.
by Casey Hartlip
March 2nd, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

POURING outside right now.
by Casey Hartlip
March 1st, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

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I'm a truck driver today.
by Casey Hartlip
February 28th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California 2017
Replies: 89
Views: 5118

Re: California 2017

I think '17 will be very good.
by Casey Hartlip
February 28th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

I visited the job today. Guys and gals pruning and tying away. Buds still holding tight.....a sigh of relief from the farmer.
by Casey Hartlip
February 27th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Having the root zone so wet can delay budbreak, especially compared to when we have very dry springs and it's easier for the roots to warm up.
Just now home from a week on the road. Pretty amazing amount of water out there. Will check on the job site tomorrow.
by Casey Hartlip
February 26th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some New Mostly Whites...(long/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: TN: Some New Mostly Whites...(long/boring)

It's my understanding that the Navarro Deep End is a higher level than the regular bottling. I also know that an unknown percentage of the fruit came from the ranch I manage. I also think release is scheduled for April.
by Casey Hartlip
February 22nd, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forbes - "Cole Ranch" for Sale: America's Smallest AVA
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Forbes - "Cole Ranch" for Sale: America's Smallest AVA

I know John Cole and I drive by that vineyard every day to work. Fetzer bottled a Cabernet in 1979( I think) and it became rather famous after that. The thing is I don't think they ever had another great vintage of Cab again. It's a very frosty site and the Cab took forever to get ripe. I would gues...
by Casey Hartlip
February 17th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Yeah it has been raining quite a bit up here in Oregon as well. Apparently this is due to the "residually resilient ridge", that normally keeps us warm and dry (and the east coast cold), shifting or "flipping". So basically this is what it is like when we get something similar to a polar vortex... ...
by Casey Hartlip
February 15th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Plenty of snow last night at about 2000 feet. We should see some big cells of cold showers today.
by Casey Hartlip
February 13th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Some Chard and Pinot buds starting to get fuzzy. Those are on vines not yet pruned, but it still makes the hair on my neck stand up a bit. Starting to see some action on fruit interest. Had an intruder in my bird coup last night. All 6 quail abducted and consumed. Sad day at our house. Did repairs a...
by Casey Hartlip
February 12th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Big, big, big effing wind out there tonight. Hang on folks!
by Casey Hartlip
February 12th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

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Safety meeting this afternoon.
by Casey Hartlip
February 11th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Y'all buckle up. Pretty good storm headed our way. Hoping snow levels are high so as not to create flood concerns. SO happy we won't be using the 'D word' for the coming months. Wednesday and Friday seem to be worst days.
by Casey Hartlip
February 9th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Pretty good chance of snow tonight. Off and on cold showers for lots of the morning today. Thinking about heading back to Mexico!
by Casey Hartlip
February 7th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

timmy roos wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 6:31 am
Do you see any disease problem pruning so soon before rain?
One of the things we've done for many years is not making any big cuts at this time of year. Any cut over the size of a nickel as put off until March when sap flow is so strong that eutypa dieback can't enter the vines.
by Casey Hartlip
February 6th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Trying to finish the Gruner block tomorrow. It's a 3 acre field and I've pruned every vine myself. Everything from vines cut back to two buds to some with a 10 bud cane and a spur. Guessing that there will be a half a ton this year with 3 tons in 2020. I checked on my two guys pruning the 2015 plant...
by Casey Hartlip
February 5th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Getting into the business: finding good harvest internships
Replies: 14
Views: 712

Re: Getting into the business: finding good harvest internships

If I could make a suggestion. One in the winery, one in the vineyard, and one in sales would cover all aspects of the biz. Best of luck to you!
by Casey Hartlip
February 5th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

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Not as much as I hoped for. In no hurry to get in the field and start pruning. MUST be some paperwork to do?
by Casey Hartlip
February 4th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

First time since we moved into our house 11 years ago, that we sat in our hot tub in the snow. Pretty fun. Hope to have some pics in the morning of substantial snowfall.
by Casey Hartlip
February 4th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Getting into the business: finding good harvest internships
Replies: 14
Views: 712

Re: Getting into the business: finding good harvest internships

Funny, nobody ever wants to work in the vineyard.
by Casey Hartlip
February 4th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

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A little chilly out there this morning. The hill above my house have a dusting of snow.
by Casey Hartlip
February 2nd, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Z-H Cllrs PinotNoir ValleyFoothillsVnyd '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: TN: Z-H Cllrs PinotNoir ValleyFoothillsVnyd '16...(short/boring)

Dan Sch wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 6:30 pm
30 Brix? What the hell were they gonna do with 30 brix pinot?
This was uncontracted fruit that had had to wait for the right opportunity to be picked after other customers stuff was brought in. After a bit of a water 'adjustment' the wine came out quite nice.
by Casey Hartlip
January 30th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos

Nice pic of the Apple dryer/Philips Hill tasting room and lavender. I manage that building as it's part of Day Ranch. I think their wines are very good across the board. I sell them Gewurtz, Chard and two different lots of Pinot. Super nice folks who have paid their dues in AV to become solid citize...
by Casey Hartlip
January 30th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Home bound today taking care of my sick spouse. Looks like the storm has peetered out? Maybe some showers tonight. I guess the next one is a dandy. My ladies crew moving ahead prepruning has been a win. The guys are motoring along. No need for Saturday workdays so far. At some point we'll shift the ...
by Casey Hartlip
January 28th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Well we've had some nice weather for a week or so but here comes some more rain. I haven't said this in years but we're not super behind on our pruning! I've been starting to meet with customers (one of my favorite duties) and take the temperature of the coming season/market. With 16-18 different cu...
by Casey Hartlip
January 24th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...
Replies: 122
Views: 7371

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

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Anyone ever had this one. I drank tons of the Q which was a Plata.
by Casey Hartlip
January 24th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

A productive day yesterday. Placed two of my A pruners in a 2015 Chardonnay field and spent a couple hours making sure they knew the plan. Spent an hour back in the Gruner solo to reconnect. Then delivered one of our tractors to the dealer for some winter repairs. If that wasn't enough, I took my 22...
by Casey Hartlip
January 23rd, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

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Yes sir our little town. Great view from IL Mare one night.
by Casey Hartlip
January 22nd, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 4721

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

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Ok this is for the hardcore geeks. One vine has been prepruned by the ladies crew the other has not had the canes removed. Hope you see the difference of how easy it is to prune when the heavy lifting is done.

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