It has been a cold wet winter. We had snow in the serra a couple of weeks ago and the forecast is for more unremitting rain. There is much to be done in the vineyard. Pruning is finished, the grass between the rows has been cut and weeds have been sprayed with herbicide. When the weather permits we need to get into the vineyard to repair broken posts and wires and take soil samples for analysis prior to applying organic fertilizers where necessary, something that we haven’t done for three years.
19 - 20 An outstanding wine (*****)
17 – 18 An excellent wine in its class, highly recommended (****)
15 - 16 A good wine, with much to recommend it (***)
13 - 14 An enjoyable but simple, straightforward wine (**)
10 – 12 A very ordinary wine without faults but with no great merit (*)
8 - 10 Disagreeable (no stars)
Below 8 Faulty