Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Good Friday.

And it was a good Friday.  I spent most of my day down in the East Bay running errands and having my hair done.  (One just has to look good when working in the vineyard).  I did a little bit of pruning when I got back up to Napa, walked Vinodog 2 and then observed my Good Friday paschal fast with a nice shrimp/pasta dish - washed down with a Silverado Vineyards, 2014 Sauvignon Blanc (Yountville AVA).  Hardly fasting, I know.
I have to be finished with pruning the Cabernet sauvignon grapevines this Sunday, that includes tying all the canes down.  I think I can do it, but I may need Vinomaker's help with the tying. Meanwhile, the Pinot grigio vines are going crazy: baby flower clusters are visible and the trunks are popping out all over with adventitious buds and shoots (which means lots of extra suckering work).  Happy spring!


Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: What did you think about the 2014 Silverado SB?

Vinogirl said...

NHW: I knew you were going to ask me that!
I thought it was OK, a little flabby. So I tasted it again next to a 2014 Groth and, whilst the acid was probably at a decent level in the Silverado SB, the Groth won hands down. (And so concluded my double-fisted comparison tasting.)