Wow, what a year for growing grapes! Check out a short video below of us crushing our 2012 harvest.
After 7 years of harvesting grapes for Bluebird in Napa Valley, 2012 might just be the best we’ve seen. Before harvest began, vineyard workers and winemakers were quietly talking up the quality and abundance of fruit out in the vineyards. Most of us were skeptical, as you never really know how a harvest will turn out until the grapes are rolling across the sorting table.
We were delighted when the quiet anticipation became reality. The clusters of grapes were magnificent and tasted delicious. We crushed more than double the grapes we anticipated -- 2012 will be a year to remember!
The wines are already showing signs of greatness, but only time will tell how they evolve and adapt in the barrel. More to come!