After a prolonged blast of winter here in the Tri Cities, I'm actually happy it’s been raining! The snow has melted, and we can look ahead to mid-winter winery activities without dealing with ice and snow.
Bottling prep is going well. The 2023 Sunbreak Chenin Blanc, Drizzle Pinot Gris and Rose’ are fruity and crisp. I am very pleased with this new vintage of wines and can’t wait to share them with you starting in April. The 2022 reds are lively, balanced, and full of flavor, with soft tannins and a juicy finish. These will age in bottle for at least 12 months before release.
All the 2023 red wines have completed malolactic fermentation in barrel. These wines will remain in barrels until at least 2025 and 2026 when they’ll be blended and bottled.