Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bottle After Bottle

Clunk! Ping, ping...ksh, ksh, ksssh...Gurgle, shhhp, boomp...tap, tap, plunk! Crinkle, wrinkle, shwoosh, bump...shhhhwap, shhhwip...plunk, plunk, plunk, plunk....

One case down!
100 cases to go...

Our new Labelmatic
Last weekend was yet another session of bottling for us.  We are bottling our 2011 wines and readying them for you!  This past Saturday we bottled over 100 cases of our Summer Solstice Red, one of our blends.  The Summer Solstice is a mostly a Cabernet (44%) and Malbec (44%) blend with just a touch of Syrah (12%).  When we first transfered the Summer Solstice out of its oak barrels and into the stainless tank before bottling, we were blown away by the nose on this wine!  Great wafts of floral, ripened fruit intoxicated the air of the production room.  We couldn't help stealing a small taste (or two or three) to find out how this wine has been progressing.  Immediately the smooth, clean taste of this wine hits the front of your mouth, and we believe that further aging in the bottle will truly mature the lingering layers of sophisticated flavor in this wine.  It's really hard to resist its charms, though.  Whether or not you choose to age this wine, it will make a great addition to your wine collection and provide enjoyment for years to come.

Mister Jackson doesn't quite love bottling as much as we do; hang in there buddy! There is a tennis ball and a trip to the river in your future.
Next weekend marks the final wine bottling of our 2011 wines!  We will be bottling one of our varietals, the Malbec.  Our family, friends, and neighbors have truly been a huge help these past few weekends with the bottling, and we can not thank everyone enough!  We hope to celebrate the end of bottling season with a Saturday night concert event, our first since our Summer Solstice grand opening, and it definitely will not be our last.   We have artist Olivia De La Cruz coming to perform, and we couldn't be more excited!  With the help of Kickstarter, Olivia just released her first album (titled Olivia De La Cruz) and you can find it on iTunes and cdbaby.com.  Olivia is a local artist born in the Lake Chelan area, and after her many travels, now calls Seattle home.  Her music has been described as "a mixture of Lyrical, Soul, Americana, and Rock."  You can check out one of her songs "Old Fire" that she sings with some of her friends here.  There will be a small cover charge that goes to Olivia, and wine (of course!) will be available.  Our tasting room is open Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the concert will start around 7 p.m.

We can't wait to see you all next weekend!

This is one full barrel room.  Come help us empty it!

Tasting room hours:

Saturdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fridays & Sundays by appointment only

you can also visit our website www.plaincellars.com

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