Isn't it pretty! But it isn't a watercolor. It's a chromatograph. When you drop a spot of wine on this special paper, you are able to analyze how much malic acid has been converted to lactic acid by lactic acid bacteria. When the process is complete, the wine is stable and ready to barrel.
Some great press this month... the Wall Street Journal wrote up our annual barrel tasting on November 26. In the same company as Napa, Walla Walla, Rutherford, and the Finger Lakes! To my knowledge, this is the first time the Ohio River Valley was mentioned in the journal. And our red Revelation blend won the first Ohio/Michigan Wine clash... number one red wine in a field of 60 wines tasted.
The winery is dressed for Christmas... here's our clothesline of marketing kudos!
Happy holidays to everyone... here's the photo we used for our holiday card this year! This is the same Syrah (so Christmas-sy!) that was in the Journal article. Without knowing it was my photo, Ron saw this picture, and said, "Good lord, look at that leaf necrosis!"
Your friendly blogger,
Nancy Bentley, Owner/Managing Partner