Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Harvest Blurb

Greetings, Karl Lawrence Nation!

First of all, we'd like to thank all of you for your wonderful response to our 2007 release. We plan on sending out orders on Monday the 24th (weather permitting, of course). And while it's currently just our initial limited release, the majority of our list will be getting an e-mail offer sometime next week.

Also, we have finally updated our website. Yes, it's true. Although Mike, Bryan, and Ric are in a state of cyber denial, we've come to believe that our website hasn't changed since around the time the Internet first came on the scene. So go check it out: The blog is linked on there as well.

In other news... while most of us (most of the Valley, in fact) have been neck-deep in this year's extremely late-harvested grapes, Ric has been off roaming the countryside of his native land. For the big six zero, Ric and Cheryl ventured to Ireland for two weeks. Ric had been there once before for just about twenty-four hours.... thirty-eight years ago.

Ric throws a cheers at Temple Bar, Dublin.

Although the two of them had a marvelous time singing along to traditional Irish pub songs and drinking dark beer (although the picture shows otherwise), the wine was, well, ... sub par. Luckily Ric had a few bottles of Aldin stashed in his golf bag.

So when you guys head across the pond, we suggest you do the same.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Our Wine and the Dutch

Jo (pronounced Yo... as in "Yo, Jo!") and Ineke Van Liempt visited us from the Netherlands and had a swell time:

Here, Ineke and Jo put their game faces on with Nelson Larios (middle). The Dutch soccer fanatics were quite thrilled to discover Nelson's past as a proffesional futb├│ler in El Salvador.

The Van Liempts came all the way to California for a true Napa Valley experience. So we gave them a bunch of Karl Lawrence to drink and took them to our friends over at Clif Family farm (where they met the farm assistant, Nelson). They happened to be throwing an excellent harvest party. We even got a video to prove it:

In other news:

The Karl Lawrence Buick got a wash by Mrs. Miller's (Nicholas' old principal at PUC Elementary) fifth grade class:

And, according to Holly Mason, KL and Clif Family Winery's The Climber, can share a table:

Oh yeah. And... Ric turned 60. Yep. 60.

Check out the Clif crew: