In 2014, we got access to just a little bit (1.5 tons) of Cabernet Sauvignon from Wallula Gap Vineyard. It’s from Block 15, planted to Clone 8 (FYI, almost all Cabernet planted in Washington before 2000 will be Clone 8). This is great Cabernet and we are thrilled to be working with it. The first vintage was released on May 5, 2017 and it is a beauty.
Billo and I were 6 and 8 years old respectively when we came to this country. Through baseball, we assimilated quickly to our new lives. We were good at baseball and played at every opportunity. For me, baseball is linked inextricably to the hopes, promises, and ideals that the United States holds for so many people. My senior year in college, I played my last competitive game. Twenty-nine years later, I can still feel the calluses on my hands – a constant reminder of a glorious youth spent on the diamond, playing a game I love, in a country I love.
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