I had lived and worked
in Napa since the beginning of my winemaking,
but from the first time that I had ventured
to Suisun Valley to look at a vineyard,
I sensed that the Scholium Project belonged
there. In 2006, we finally got there. Sarah
and I moved the barrels, and Steve Tenbrink
became intimately involved in the winemaking.
Jason Berthold made the move with us and began
his own winemaking. It was a wonderful year--
most of all the infinite patience of the Wooden
Valley winemaker and co-owner, RicK Lanza. I
learned more from him about working well, with
patience and calm and dilligence, than I had
from any other mentor.
I tell the story of how we got there here.
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