In late September, we received a shipment of Dolcetto grapes. These came from the vineyard of a friend who had conspired with Jason (our own winemaker) to go into the wine industry together. His vineyard overlooks the Yakima River, next to Red Mountain, and the soil profile there allowed him to plant varieties of grapes that we were interested in, but didn't think fit our own site. Needless to say, we were very happy to get the chance to work with these grapes!
We immediately crushed and dis-stemmed the Dolcetto, which was a very sticky mess!
They went through their initial fermentation well, so at the beginning of October, we pressed off the juice, and it was just beautiful.