2018 Year in Review
Even though we had lots of smoke from the Shasta and Mendocino fires, the temperatures were moderate, so the berries were plump and beautiful, which made for a bumper crop for the whole valley. It was one of the five biggest crops we’ve ever had!
Since Barbara’s passing in 2016, Sheldon had wanted to do something special as a tribute to her. He decided to try something new; Ode to Barbara, is a cuvée of 54% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Cab Franc. It will most likely be released in August of 2022. Keep an eye out!
With a neighborhood partnership in place, we bought a firetruck in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Sheldon drove it across the country to its new home in a little firehall near our second gate. Quite the adventure! In a perfect world, we will never use it. In the meantime, it is comforting insurance.