It’s a good feeling – all of the grapes are in for the year, the quality is excellent, the fermentations have been smooth and trouble-free, and we can finally breathe for a minute (before getting back to punch-downs, décuvage, press-loads, débourbage, and barreling-down. Whew.)
While Kelley and her crew have that well in hand, I’m heading off for the road. Look out DC, Virginia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Chicago, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Naples and Bend – I’m on my way! Over the next five weeks or so I’ll be spreading the gospel of Scott Paul and our new line of Wildstock wines to the faithful and not-yet-converted – with lots of tasting events and winemaker dinners in the plans. Watch your email for all the details – we’ll let you know when I’m headed your way.
Speaking of which – great to see our new Wildstock Pinot on the shelves out in the market already – look for this great-value every-day drinker in a store near you now!
You can feel it in the air here, it’s been a beautiful and warm fall, but now it’s really starting to feel like fall. Crisp cool mornings, sunny 65-70 degree days. Perfect time to settle in with some fresh wild-caught Pacific Salmon and a bottle of Scott Paul or two…
I’ll be in touch from the road – stay tuned for more Pinot madness from across the US!