Yes, that's right. Karma Vista did pretty good at the Michigan wine competition this summer. Two Golds, five silver, and a bronze for all the dry reds we entered. Not too shabby. Our Syrah has always been our gold standard ever since we received a gold medal at the San Francisco Chronicle wine competition for our 2012 vintage. To win a gold for our pinot noir has always been on my bucket list. Keith is doing such a fabulous job as winemaker, he keeps crossing things off my bucket list at a much more rapid pace than I had anticipated. Kind of making me a little nervous. Not to worry. Time for a bigger bucket.
It's one hot motor scooter here in the heart of the fruit belt. Middle of peach season and temps are hitting 90 more often than is comfortable. Size is definitely affected by the lack of rain, but the flavor is spectacular! A good omen for what is in store for the wine grapes. Smaller fruit packs more flavor. They say in a dry year you lose sleep, in a wet year you lose money. The moral is, either way you're gonna need a drink! See you soon at the tasting room.