The Wooden Valley year
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.
And here is the next step.