Thursday, July 9, 2009

Calm Before the Storm(s)

I know everyone in our bloggisphere is wondering why we aren't posting that much these days. Are Le Deux Punx busy? On vacation? In France? Working business deals? The answers are simply: Kind of, sometimes, no (but watching the Tour), and yes.

stained hands are in our future...

We are finalizing our approach to the 2009 harvest and deciding whom to buy grapes from, what do make with them, how to make it and where to make it. Our approach is going to be much different than 2008. We will still do a Wahluke Slope Syrah in Olympia (the 2008 barrel samples are reason enough to keep that going). We are still in line for Fruitland Ridge Pinot and might even up the tonnage. We are eying some award winning Grenache that could make a great summertime Rose. And just to be completely insane we are making some Roussanne in 100% steel.

We are working on doing a good portion of this under a bond so that we can legally sell it. It's now just a matter or time and money.

The 2008 Pinot is getting racked this weekend and should be in the bottle ((and other storage vessels (cutting edge technology)) in August. We again will be looking for helpers.

not making absinthe in 2009,
just drinking it when harvest
is complete!