Friday, December 5, 2008


"We can never know about the days to come
But we think about them anyway....

Anticipation, Anticipation
Is making me late
Is keeping me waiting

And tomorrow we might not be together
I'm no prophet, I don't know natures way....."

Carly Simon's lyrics express my feelings regarding the historic events that will unfold in the new year. First being the inauguration of Barak Obama and secondly, the release of the 2007 Vayniac Cabernet. Both events are surrounded by expectations and anticipation.

Using fruit sourced from four vineyards in Oakville, Mount Veeder, Coombsville and Oak Knoll, the wine has been a collaborative effort. Myself and fellow vayniacs have participated in online updates during the harvest, fermentation and even a real time blending session. A few lucky members of the VaynerNation have even traveled to San Francisco for some or all of the process.

It seems appropriate that the coming together of people from all over the U.S. and even other countries has touched both our last election and this production of fine wine. May both age well over time.