I know it's been awhile since my last update, but there really is very little going on in the wine world right now.
In the winery everything is settled down in barrel and the 2006's are going through Maloactic. So there's no tasting and no fiddling with the wine. Just let it sit and finish it's work. The 2005's are also sitting. No more racking or changes for the Syrah until bottling in February. The Cabernet will go through one more racking in the late Spring.
In the vineyard, it's also sit and wait. I start pruning after the full moon in January, so no work on the vines for 4 more weeks. The ground has been to hard to do any work on trellis repair, but we did get some rain this week. That should soften things up enough to start work on fixing any hardware issues.
I do have a trip out on Friday to Big Basin Vineyards to report on, so the next update will be Friday or Saturday.