Monday, October 20, 2008


Each barrel is tagged with a lot number, vintage, varietal, vineyard, type of oak and the last date moved.

Shh! Wine sleeping

The most serene place in the winery is the barrel room. Thousands of wines laid down to mature in oak and blow off their youthful, under-developed tones. Gregorian chants echo quietly here, and I like to wander through the aisles to catch my breath when the cellar gets too hectic.