It’s been quite a while since my last installment to the “Wine Thinks” column as things have been busy in the winery the past few months. We have been filtering and bottling like crazy these last few months. The last of the ’09 white wines are in cold storage for cold stabilization prior to bottling. There they will sit for weeks at 27F for final acid reduction and tartrate stabilization. May has brought with it the addition of our seasonal treat, May Wine. This slightly sweet German style ‘09 white, is spiced with Sweet Woodruff which gives the wine a slight cinnamon background. Traditionally served with fresh strawberries in the glass, this is a great wine for casual entertaining out on the deck of patio. As normal, production of this wine is limited so I don’t expect it to be around long. With festivals just around the corner and the grapes about to bloom we are looking forward to another great year of “Great Wines and Fun Times” for 2010. So in your travels make us a stop along the way and taste the new wines.
Anthony Aellen – Your Winemaker