Racking adds air and helps build structure or depth in the wine. The Nuance 2015 Cabs were racked for the 2nd time in January 2017.
We bottled our first Nuance Chardonnay in mid-December, 2011. Dan is particularly fond Chards, so we decided to branch out and try a vintage. Despite a cool summer and late harvest, the wine shaped up nicely, with excellent fruit and balanced acidity. We decided to let the wine continue to age in oak for a … Continue reading 2010 Chardonnay
Waiting is the hardest part. We are anxious for our first Zinfandel. After a moderately cool growing season, our grapes produced a substantial wine, typical of this Sonoma valley that is prime Zin territory. The Nuance 2011 Zinfandel has been harvested, sorted, fermented, and pressed. Now that it’s in the barrel, we just have to … Continue reading 2011 Zinfandel in the Barrel
After a late spring and cool summer delayed the harvest, our 2011 grapes finally came in. We were on hand to sort and punch down the Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the best parts of Nuance is sharing with family and friends, and our daughter Danielle was on hand to help out. … Continue reading Fall 2011 Harvest
CrushPad, the company that helps us make Nuance wines, moved during 2011. Previously located off of Silverado Trail in Napa, CrushPad now shares space at the Sebastiani Winery just off Sonoma Square in Sonoma, CA. At the new location, CrushPad has substantially expanded its office, crush, fermentation, barrel aging, bottling, and finished wine storage space. … Continue reading CrushPad Relocates
Nuance’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon has been bottled. From an organic vineyard off Zinfandel Lane in St. Helena, this is a special vintage. We were mesmerized watching the bottles get filled, corked, and labeled. The first bottles of our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon going through the filling line. Dan at the last stage of … Continue reading 2008 Cabernet Bottling
We held our first wine event for family and friends in April 2010 to celebrate the launch of the Nuance Wines label. The star of the show was our first vintage, a 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville in the Napa Valley. It was a limited production and we were absolutely thrilled to sell out our entire … Continue reading Inaugural 2007 Wine Release
Amidst the barrels, Dan samples the first of our 2009 Cabernet at Crushpad’s annual Mashup.
Our first Nuance vintage has just been bottled.