Okay enough about winemaking, you want to know how the wines are showing (tasting). All the wines are showing well for the stage they’re at in the aging process. For those that like the ’08 Sauvignon Blanc, the ’09 is looking to be very similar. The Pinots are developing nicely, with the components of the Sonoma Coast looking like the better vineyards and the vintage is going to lead to a “bigger” Pinot this year. The Chardonnay’s are a little hard to evaluate because they’re racing through ML and are mostly "buttered popcorn" right now, that will eventually change. The Zins are both doing fine and just need another 6 months to smooth out the rough edges.
Last but not least, we will be pouring at ZAP this weekend (Jan. 30/31), both ‘06s and a preview of the ’07 Alta (down to less than 10 cases of ’06). If you want to say hello to me personally, head to the table before 1:30 PM as I’ll be leaving early to host a winemaker dinner for Londer Estates, but Shea and Adrian will be there to answer your questions.