Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dec. 5th 2010

Our 4th annual december dinner was a beautiful celebration of food, wine & friends. We tasted 5 different vintages paired perfectly by the Zazu team. My personal favorite was 2006 TnT Pinot with beet agnolotti!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday Nov. 6th

Our Valdiguie vineyard finally gets picked, 2.8 tons of fruit arrived at the winery to be sorted & left whole cluster to ferment. The last of our grapes for the year are in.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

October 30th, 2010

Just finished tasting a few of the 2010 Pinot's in barrel. Amazing!
The Horseshoe Bend was most mellow dark fruit berry smooth. TNT showed intense red fruits with gripping acidity and wonderful layers, Ruxton most structured with dark deep fruit characters, intense flavors.
Thanks to our wine club members for coming to visit from New Jersey & getting us out on this rainy saturday to taste!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday October 25

Rained all weekend up to 4 inches dropping. Good thing all of our fruit is in except for the Valdiguie. Mat thinks it is still up to 2 weeks out before fully ripening. It is a hearty thick skinned grape that should have no problem with the rains.

Wednesday October 20th

A new Chardonnay vineyard for PMV was picked today. 2.5 tons arrived in beautiful shape. The Weeks Vineyard in Sebastopol will be the only Chardonnay for PMV label in 2010.

Friday, October 8, 2010

October 8, 2010

Horseshoe Bend Pinot arrives at the winery this morning to be sorted and put in fermentation tank.

The remaining fruit at TNT Vineyard will be picked saturday morning.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sept. 30th 2010

Weather has gone back to the normal 70's - 80's. Not only are we harvesting pinot but we have have lots of great heirloom tomatoes from the winery.

Monday, September 27, 2010

TNT Pinot arrives at the winery

Big load of Pinot..........

Sept 2010

Tahoe Food & Wine Festival @ North Star

Sunday, September 26, 2010

SEPT. 26, 2010

We picked the east side of TNT today starting at 7a.m. Finishing just before 10 a.m. with just over 3,000 lbs of Pinot = 1 1/2 tons. Fruit was delivered to the winery, sorted & put into fermentation bins with dry ice to cold soak. Looking like another great Pinot vintage.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sept. 2010

A PMV Pinot fan suggests our pinot with steak.

Monday Sept. 13, 2010

Ruxton pinot was picked in the a.m. Weather remained in the low 70's for the day. A total of 4 1/2 tons of fruit weighed in.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sept. 9, 10

Ruxton Vineyard is scheduled to pick monday sept. 13th. The 1st pinot grapes to come in for the 2010 harvest. Mat feels very strongly that this could another great vintage for PMV.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Last 2 days have been in the high 90's. This should help harvest happen sooner!

Additional photos

August , 2010

August 11, 2010
Ruxton Vineyard about 25% veraison. 4 days later was about 80% veraison.
August 23rd, 2010
We picked alot of green fruit to increase the quality of the remaing grapes. This green fruit was delivered to boon eat + drink, Applewood Inn & Mosaic Restaurant to use as ver jus.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

August 2010

Waxing the 5 litre bottles.
August 2010

Ruxton Vineyard Wednesday 11th looked about 30% veraison
Ruxton Vineyard Saturday 14th about 80% veraison.

Amazing that in 3 days that much color change in the grapes.
Temperature not exceeding high 70's.

Valdiguie Vineyard has very little veraison. Oh, OH! Thanksgiving?

Harvest looks at least 2 weeks behind last year.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July 20, 2010
Mat is preparing all the 2009 Pinot's for bottling which will begin monday July 26th.

Harvest 2010
The Vineyards are looking very good. We are currently estimating 1st grapes early Sept. a little behind last years 1st pick.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

May 29, 2010

Had some wine club members come visit. We tasted through a few of the 2009 Pinot's in barrel.

Great vintage.....lush textures, lots of fruit, looking forward to bottling in July or August!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Our last mushroom foray lead to a black trumpet tart to pair with PMV Pinot. Recipe available under recipes..
MARCH 16, 2010

We bottled our Rose of Pinot Noir. Here are some photos of the process...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Our Mushroom Forays of plenty...

February 2010

A beautiful day in Sonoma County.
Redwoods and mustard fields.