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Welcome to our blog!  This is where we post the stories and pictures in greater detail than the nuggets on Twitter and Facebook.  Enjoy!  - Alan & Serena
 

Alan Baker
 
June 29, 2015 | Alan Baker

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Time Posted: Jun 29, 2015 at 4:40 PM
Serena Lourie
 
June 28, 2015 | Serena Lourie

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Time Posted: Jun 28, 2015 at 2:15 PM
Serena Lourie
 
June 28, 2015 | Serena Lourie

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It's RRV Passport weekend! If you are in downtown Healdsburg, there are seven wineries participating: Cartograph, C.Donatiello, Davis Family, Hartford Family, Kobler, La Crema, and Mueller. The event ends at 4pm. Come taste with the downtown wineries, do a little shopping then grab a bite at one of Healdsburg's great restaurants. It's a fun way to spend your Saturday, and remember the event ends at 4pm. - Serena

Time Posted: Jun 28, 2015 at 10:38 AM
Serena Lourie
 
June 26, 2015 | Serena Lourie

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Valette is just delicious. Go get lunch or dinner there this weekend, you will be so happy as will your dining companions. - Serena

Time Posted: Jun 26, 2015 at 3:52 PM
Serena Lourie
 
June 25, 2015 | Serena Lourie

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I've learned a lot about garlic and how to grow it (and how much more should go into every single dish) from Alan. One of the things I've loved in my learning, is learning about the genus Allium. So as a nod to that learning, here is a photo of some of the Allium in the Cartograph garden. - Serena

Time Posted: Jun 25, 2015 at 1:30 PM
Alan Baker
 
June 24, 2015 | Alan Baker

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A day that starts like this is always going to be good. -Alan

Time Posted: Jun 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Alan Baker
 
June 23, 2015 | Alan Baker

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Deep into blending trails... 2014 gave us a lot of variety in the Pinot lots. Even lots from the same vineyards are showing a lot of individuality. Should be a fun year to figure out what barrels to pull to create appellation wines.
- Alan

Time Posted: Jun 23, 2015 at 10:45 AM
Alan Baker
 
June 22, 2015 | Alan Baker

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Had this beauty at Campo for lunch. Well done Mike Lucia.
- Alan

Time Posted: Jun 22, 2015 at 1:20 PM
Alan Baker
 
June 21, 2015 | Alan Baker

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I've been seeing pictures of some serious "Hens and Chicks" in other vineyards, so I thought I should get out and take a look. I stopped by Starscape and found that this vineyard was looking pretty solid. The first two shots are of Pinot with the second cluster showing the heaviest occurence. The second two shots are Gewürztraminer which is looking pretty much normal. We get "Hens and Chicks" when the cluster starts blooming but then the weather changes extending bloom and some berries polinate much later than the rest of the cluster. We'll take care of most of this when we're thinning the clusters later in the season so it's not likely to impact flavors. With this mild occurence It is likely that most berries can catch up anyway.
OK, back to blending trials.
- Alan

Pinot 667 clone looking good


Pinot 667 clone with some "Hens and Chicks"


Gewürz clusters looking pretty uniform


 

 

 

Time Posted: Jun 21, 2015 at 12:27 PM
Serena Lourie
 
June 20, 2015 | Serena Lourie

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Slowly but surely they are ripening. ‪#‎cartographgarden‬ - Serena

Time Posted: Jun 20, 2015 at 7:35 PM
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