What does one do the week after hosting a music festival at a winery?
For one, you spend it following up- getting feedback from everyone under the sun that might have opinion, and try to organize it coherently and then frame the operating plan for next year. Great news is most everyone's feedback starts out glowing and then gets constructively critical only after some prompting. But there are for sure things we can and will improve upon for 2013. Look for some initial outreach for 2013 Huichica here or @ www.huichica.com in the weeks to come.
Then you get to the blending table. I spent Friday morning in the lab with the winemaking team reviewing 2011 reserve lots. So much to be excited about considering the vintage. We have a small lot Merlot project we are working on that is incredible.
Which brings me to the final thing you do-- Go to lunch with your dad. Jim Bundschu and I caught up @ Della Santina's in Sonoma. A rare occasion, just the two of us, chillin'. I had the remainder of that 'merlot project' to share around so we weren't too lonely.
But wait... there is one other thing I worked on this week. I have only this picture as a hint...