2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

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Karen Troisi
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Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

#601 Post by Karen Troisi » December 5th, 2018, 6:38 pm

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 6:04 pm
Karen Troisi wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 4:33 pm
Today we blended our auction lot for Premiere Napa Valley and tasted through our 2017 cabs. Loving what we have in barrel - every vintage has its own unique personality but our 17’s are similar to 14’s at this point. Anyone else tasting through now?
Yes, Karen, I tasted a composite of all my 2017 barrels with 6 customers who know my wine well. Thaey asked if they could buy...it is very good. I told them it would be another 6 months before I have an offer out there.
Interesting... we like a solid 21-22 months in 75-100% new French Oak before bottling. We also hold back to bottle age before releasing (always something we have done). We won’t bottle 2017 cabs until next August and our 16’s won’t be released until next year.
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Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

#602 Post by Merrill Lindquist » December 5th, 2018, 7:31 pm

Karen - my offers go out essentially as futures, in the March - May timeframe. Bottling is in June, with shipping in the October/November timeframe. So my 2017 Cabs will be bottled in June of 2019.
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