Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Out In The Vines

Yesterday we flew from Seattle to Pasco, hopped a bus & immediately
drove to Spring Valley Vineyards. This site is in a desolate part of
eastern Washington set among steep rolling hills & surrounded by wheat
fields. Serge showed us through different aged blocks of merlot &
petit verdot. There is a stark contrast between vineyards here &
elsewhere I've been. They are more vigorous, less clean & more wild,
which I like. They could give a damn about how pretty the vineyards
are as long as what they are doing out there equals good juice. Serge
was open, honest & his passion was palpable.

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