May 22, 2016
Winemaker update and come to dinner invite
We have never seen the trees and vines so luxuriant. Huge foliage. Bright rich colors. Incredible growth extension. Earlier yet than the record 2015 season, 2016 is two days ahead of that. Talk in the industry is of the possibility of Cabernet ready for harvest in the last days of August, from the earlier sites.
The last vintage was somewhat problematic due to low acid levels. The miracle of modern chemistry and wine makers blending skills have overcome that problem. Actually, early maturity is easier to deal with than late seasons, where the fruit lacks sugar, and is not ripe.
The "Dinner on the Patio" Season is upon us. Seats are still available for the June 9 opener catered by Ravenous. Check out our web site, and face book for more details including the menu.
Dates are June 9, 16, 30. July 7, 14, 21, 28. August 4, 11, 18, 25, 31. September 8
Please call Colleen Ward, 509-699-8771 to make your reservation.
New wines available this Summer Season are 2015 Pinot Gris, 2013 Cab Franc, 2013 Montepulciano, 2013 Ryder Red from Red Mountain, and 2012 Counoise.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Martin Scott Winery.