Back in the day of less winemaking I could play a little bit. Usually broke 90 (shot 91 at Pacific Dunes once and was pretty happy with that) and had a birdie putt on 18 once to shoot 79, but I not only missed it I 3-putted. Not sure what my golf game would look like these days. I know my drinking game is strong.
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- Jim Anderson
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There were quite a few misses in 2007. But even then, there were quite a few new producers, short on experience(including myself) and a lot of bigger producers have to ferment in waves, emptying a finished ferment in order to fill it again. That makes picking optimally a big challenge.Richard T r i m p i wrote: ↑July 31st, 2020, 1:49 pmOof! Thanks for your thoughts.
I know and appreciate that you and others are increasingly focused on honing your skills in the vineyard and making your wines long before there's anything close to harvest-ready grapes. IIRC, back in 2007 there was still a lot of economic tugging towards riper styles. A recipe for agita in that vintage.
I'm still a big fan of 2007....but there were lots of missed putts. As a dramatic change of pace, many producers were subsequently overjoyed with 2008. A vintage that Bob Wood claimed his dog could make great wines from. It's taken a long time (and still waiting) to figure out which producers made par or birdies on that one.
Goodfellow Family Cellars
Winemaker & Owner
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