The grapes from our single vineyard Solstice are ripening nicely. This should be (again) an outsandingvintage for what is usually our smallest bottling of the year (200 cases a year). We sold out of the 2007 and just bottled the 2008 6 weeks ago. above is a beauty shot of the clusters this year – yes, Steven, I know I am a lousy photographer and my camera stinks. I love this block, it is not good looking per se (see the old gnarly vine below), oldish (planted in 1972, just like me), naturally cropped at 2.5tons per acre, on very shallow soils straight on the fractured basalt. I think one of the most Terroir driven wine we make with some petrol notes – very Alsatian inspired. It is a bit geeky of a wine (That’s probably why Ole at Wild Ginger in Seattle liked it) but always a treat.