Monday, October 18, 2010

A preview of the 2010 VELLUM Cabernet




VELLUM's 2-acre vineyard off of Napa Valley's Silverado Trail produces the majority of our vintage crop. We always harvest this vineyard last - and usually at the lowest sugar level (a good thing!) of all our vineyard blocks.

This year, the 2010 VELLUM Cabernet Sauvignon is right on schedule and looking world-class.

We are monitoring the vineyard closely and will be harvesting soon...

After the rains...

- Jeff Mathy, Proprietor

Cabernet and Petit Verdot Harvested!






The 2010 harvest is almost complete - and we now have all but one vineyard harvested. The past week has been a whirlwind of harvesting and sampling. The recent Petit Verdot crop looks exceptionally good this year. The grapes had nearly perfect ripening conditions and the fruit showed superb depth of flavor while maintaining the natural acidity that has become a signature of VELLUM wines.

We are waiting out some rain here - a tradition for us - as we prepare to harvest the last of our Cabernet vineyards in Coombsville, Napa Valley.

- Jeff Mathy, Proprietor