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May 2015 The Valley Speeds Up

It doesn’t rain at all in California.  Once a month, a man drives through spraying Evian.  Hugh Laurie, actor   Late spring is when Napa goes into gear, with activity ratcheting up in the vineyard, the tasting room and out in the market.  Anthony and I just got back from Read More…

April 2015 Sun Rain

Anthony and I are about to head to work in Oklahoma for the next week, and before I leave, just a quick note to let you know we’ve gotten at least a half inch of RAIN since last night.  The sound during the heaviest part of the downpour on our Read More…

February 2015 Winter Update

While pretty camellias brighten our February, our present focus is on the newest members of the BELL wine family from the 2014 vintage.  They are about to be evaluated out of barrel for the first time.  The vintage showed excellent potential, and the new wines were remarkable  at harvest for Read More…