Spring is busting out all over here in the Napa Valley. Ric's first azalea blossomed the other day, even before his daffodils. Growers are worried that this warm weather will cause bud break too early. After record rain falls, we're now in our 19th day of drought, blue skies, and record breaking temperatures. As Ric rode his bike down the Silverado Trail, it was almost 80 degrees. He would have rode longer, but had to hurry home and prune as he is weeks behind.
The Offering Letters for the 2008 release are going out as we speak to those of you who live in the warmer areas. Michael calls this vintage "plush and lush." Please note that this is our smallest release since the last century (1999). In striving to be fair, requests for more wine over your allocations will have to be held until everybody has had a chance to order.
Langhorne Slim at the Fillmore. Photo courtesy of Ric's phone.
In other news, good family friend and KL affiliate, Langhorne Slim (above), opened for the Old 97's at the ever historic Fillmore in San Francisco. And although Ric and Cheryl were not able to party on the Rythm and Blues Cruise (which just set sail from Ft. Lauderdale) for the first time in seven years, they kept the blues alive by caravaning to the city to see Langhorne wail on the same stage that Janis, Jefferson Airplane, and The Dead made famous.
Langhorne's lover and long time Henry child Jessi Friedrich with Cheryl, Langhorne, and Melissa in SF.