Friday, March 21, 2008

Key Ingredients

Jon & I have one of our great mornings preparing the harvest of Gary Paterson's Syrah from his La Roza vineyard. Gary manages over 2,100 acres, but focuses a great deal of attention on just 10 rows that he set aside for Panthos. La Roza sits in the northeast corner of the Lodi Appellation.

Our winemaker, Craig Becker mulls over the '06 & '07 lots. Making the best Rhone blend is a passion of Craigs, and today his eyes lit up, especially after tasting the '07 Mourvedre from Silvaspoons Vineyards.

Jon and Molly decided to sample some of our barrels with their good friends...looks like the mark of approval.
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