Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Show and Prime 2007

Part One-The annual Unified Wine and Grape Symposium "the Show" is wrapping up tomorrow and this year was a huge success.  The entire show was packed with thousands of people.  Vintners were shopping for tons of high priced toys.  The state of the industry lecture pieced together lots of data that pretty much reads that aside from heath care the wine industry is doing better than most in this crappy economy. 

Part Two- I just tasted through the PRIME 2007 Cabernet lots and this is hands down the best yet from our young winery.  Some of the best Cab I have had period.  Very exciting stuff.  Here's a shot of the barrels just recently racked and topped up.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Thank you for the support!

So we have been meaning to mention for awhile now that there are a few places you can find Prime besides here online. So if you find yourself in Tracy, Danville or hungry (and thirsty) in Napa you can get a quick fix in the following locations! Hopefully there will be more to come soon.

Vino 100 - Tracy, CA

The Vine at Bridges - Danville, CA

The Little Gourmet - Napa, CA

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Is it January?

Its the time of year now where we venture into the muddy and/or frozen vineyards and prune the vines back to a mere trunk with arms.  Getting rid of 2008's growth gives us the ability to train the vine to get optimal fruit sun exposure, placement, and ultimately- quality in 2009.  Ok, so why is it 70 degrees and full sun out here?  I heard rumors that people saw buds pushing, a sign that the vines think it is Spring.    Spring in January?