Fellow wine blogger and podcaster Alan Baker, better known in these parts as The Cellar Rat, has just announced a collaboration with CrushPad to make Pinot Noir from Anderson ValleyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s noted Wetzel Vineyard. Alan calls this project “Pinot 2.0”. Last year he made a Syrah (1.0?) from SonomaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Bradford Mountain thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s still aging in the barrel at Peterson Winery. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve tasted this Syrah a couple times this year and can attest that it will be a very interesting and personal expression of the kind of wine Alan (and I) like to drink. All this bodes well for this year’s Pinot and he will be producing video podcasts along the way (click here to subscribe). HereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s the intro teaser video podcast:
If you are like me and want to get “hands on” (in an internet kind of way) with the making of this wine, join the Rat Pack group at CrushPad. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ll keep you posted here on AlanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s journey… if all works out according to plan, next vintage will be the first Winecast crush 😉
Cellar Rat says
It’s good that the button covers my homely mug.
The project page is now up and it’ll have all the media for the project in one place.
Your wine will be a Zin, yes?
Nope, Riesling, man… if I can get some of that sweet Spring Mountain fruit 🙂 Probably be drinking before Pinot 2.0, as well.