Saturday, December 18, 2010

puppies, ponies, pigs and prince of pinot in that order










Went caroling around our small town saturday wit duane and the girls good times!




We slaughtered our fall pigs and de-haired meme which is always a process... but the procuitto is worth it!



This was a rainbow the morning of slaughter...


The Prince of Pinot gave us some very nice reviews in his latest issue abotu which we are quite pleased!!

Here's a link to the full article and write up on the 'prince of pinot's' web site

2009 Big Table Farm Cattrall Brothers Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc, 100 cases, $45. Label features a grape delivery truck owned by the Cattrall Brothers, a 1947 Ford. From the oldest certified organic vineyard in Oregon, planted in the 1970s. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Lovely aromas of cherries, strawberries, red roses and sandalwood. Delicate but tasty core of red fruits with strawberry flavor at the forefront and toasty oak and baking spices adding interest in the background. A charming wine with admirable balance that is drinking nicely now. Very Good.

2009 Big Table Farm Resonance Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., 190 cases, $48. Label sports picture of Haley the cow with first calf born at Big Table Farm spring 2010. Pommard, Wädenswil and Dijon 777 clones. Fermented with natural yeast, some pigeage, and aged sur lie in French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately deep garnet hue in the glass. Boisterous and alluring aromas of dark, rich Pinot fruits that just won’t quit. Delicious attack of dark berry jam with ever changing additional layers of flavor that include anise, lavender and Asian spice. This is a wine of discovery, revealing more interest with each sip. The tannins are reigned in making for approachability now and the succulent fruit is hard to resist, but this wine will get better with cellaring. Fabulous goût de terroir.



3 comments:

Nathan said...

I enjoy your blog, and I am jealous of your farm, it looks wonderful. I really appreciate the way you treat your animals. It is great to see the on-farm pig processing, but I did not know that was allowed. What are the laws regarding on-farm slaughtering of animals?

Regards,

Nathan Maddock

Nathan said...

I enjoy your blog, and I am jealous of your farm, it looks wonderful. I really appreciate the way you treat your animals. It is great to see the on-farm pig processing, but I did not know that was allowed. What are the laws regarding on-farm slaughtering of animals?

Regards,

Nathan Maddock

Nathan said...

Clare,

Your blog is great, I wish we lived near you so we could visit and partake of the good food and wine. Can you tell a little about on-farm butchering, I am just curious what the regulations are.

Thanks,

Nathan Maddock