The Harvest…

After much anticipation, planning and preparation the 2011 vintage is in! I have been working with the Rosati’s since 2006 and each year that goes by I learn more about the fine art of wine making. The vineyard is located high up on a ridge above the Russian River in Mendocino County. As harvest drew near, I was able to accompany Phil Freese and Zelma Long during sampling of this years fruit. Wine making is very much a hands on art form. Below is a photo of clusters of fine 2011 cabernet grapes, just before harvest.