Now we’re back in Napa, and we look forward to bottling our Clone 6, Reserve Cabernet and Talianna next week, getting back into the cellar routine.  A glance at the vineyard as I came down the driveway this morning tells me the vines are in an energetic growth mode.  Chardonnay and Merlot are both well sprouted, leaves unfurled.  Our 2018 vintage has begun!