Summer at Analogue Vineyard 2010: Paint, Wildfire and Thunderstorms!
Our latest trip out to the property finds us at zero surving trees! Looks like the heat of summer and lack of water is too much for newly planted trees. So, this fall will will have to rig up some drip lines for the trees that I have all ready accumilated on the side of the house here in Kirkland.
We’ve finally managed to paint the the main color for the garage. Now, all we have to do is the trim and it’s a wrap! It only took us 2 years! Jay also installed light fixtures on the front of the garage, near the door and inside work lights. It’s pretty cool to have lighting at night-so civilized!
Friday night we saw a “smoke plume” from probably the wild fires in Stehekin. It sas quite spectacular and we got some good pictures and video of it! That night, we could see lightening stikes light up the dark from south of us some where. Never made it up to us though! The next day (Saturday) another storm moved up the valley and that was interested to watch. Got lots of video of thunder, but was never able to get any lightening stikies! Doh!
Saturday night we decided to take a break and drive into Chelan and do some wine tasting and stopped by Vin du Lac Winery, always a favorite! They do a great Viognier, but this time we got to try their 08′ Chardonnay. I love it! Kinda old school, meaning that they oak it and run it through M.F.L. so there is just a hint of butter ! It’s hard to find a chard likes this, as the trend is steel tank fermenting and no M.L.F. But sometimes I still yearn for this style! Can’t wait to roast a chicken and to go with it!
Next trip? Hopefully late August as Fall Quarter starts Sep. 1st and schedule get’s crazy for a while.
Posted on August 3, 2010, in Analogue Vineyard updates, Uncategorized, Wineries-Eastern/Central WA and tagged Analogue Vineyard, Chardonnay, Vin du Lac Winery, Viognier. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.