Approaching Harvest – 2011

Harvest 2011 is fast approaching and the brix are rising slowly after uncustomary (for this time of year) rains. Work with various producers new and old is going to make Carignan (& Grenache) very interesting this year. Prepare for some eldery, elegant dry-farmed Cabernet from Maule as well. We have definitely broken all personal records […]

Inspecting Mountain Cabernet

Early inspections of fruit now well past budding high in the Maipo. The true maturing season has clearly started late this year. This is not an indication of 2010 quality nor complexity, but rather just a delay in the growing season’s beginning. Temperatures have subsequently been cooler than most years but hot peaks have struck […]

#18 Cabernet / Carignan (released May 09 – sold out)

This wine is perhaps a species of “ending of our beginning” for GWCo. The base or core of this wine is Cabernet from the Maipo made in classic style with both floral elegance, big shouldered firmness and that deep brooding fruit of our previous vintages working with this fruit. Various lots go in to this […]