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The Incredible Shrinking Vintage

by David on October 15, 2010

If we had create a theme for the 2010 growing season, I think the word “thinning” says it all. A certain amount of shoot, leaf and cluster thinning is part of being a grower, but this year takes the prize! Here, you see ordinary springtime shoot thinning, which is done to assure we don’t have […]


2008 Napa Valley Tempranillo

by David on September 20, 2010

Here’s the perfect wine for tapas night! This lush, round Tempranillo is just right with some garlicky prawns or your favorite chorizo dish. Not so familiar with Tempranillo? It’s the most popular grape in Spain as the backbone to delicious red blends made all over the country. What to expect? Rich, ripe cherry, strawberry, turned […]


2007 Napa Valley Estate Petit Verdot

by David on August 19, 2010

The well-drained, rocky soil and warm, sunny afternoons here on our 9.5-acre Estate make it the ideal place for the tough-skinned, slow ripening Petit Verdot. With just three rows, total, this wine is exclusive to our Wine Club. Flavor profile: Dark, dense and luscious: Black plum, boysenberry, tobacco, sweet anise, vanilla and toasty oak with […]


2007 Napa Valley Syrah

by David on March 21, 2010

New release! When you crave deep, dark intensity this is the wine for you! Thick skinned and loaded with pigment, Syrah was born to make a statement! It’s such a pleasure to begin releasing our reds from the 2007 vintage. It was about as close to a textbook growing season as we could hope for. […]


The Mustard’s in Bloom!

by David on January 3, 2010

Just look at the view from across the street Bellissimo, no? So, what are those pretty yellow flowers in the vineyards all over Napa Valley? Why are they there?


The Wappo Indians of Napa Valley

by David on December 20, 2009

When Rey and Patt Gorsuch, our founders, purchased the site where Goosecross is located it was a peaceful cow pasture. As they began prepping the land to plant Chardonnay they came to realize that it must have been inhabited by Native Americans at one time – the plows kept turning up arrow and spear heads, […]


Goosecross: Pumping Over the Cap

by David on November 5, 2009

We continue with winemaking at Goosecross Cellars in the Napa Valley, two minutes at at time. The “cap” has risen, we’ve added the yeast, and now it’s time to begin “pump overs”. The cap refers to the layer of skins that rise to the top during red-wine fermentation. Enjoy! More videos Subscribe  


Goosecross: Harvest Ends with a Bang!

by David on October 29, 2009

Well – things took a rather dramatic turn after our last update! Shoulda known better than to brag about the great weather 😉 Mother Nature reminded us, once again, who’s in charge and she did it in spades. A mere four days after that post we got three+ inches of torrential rainfall in 24 hours […]


2006 Napa Valley Syrah

by David on September 25, 2009

Full and lush flavors of boysenberry, red cherry, dark chocolate and smoke finishing with a hint of earth, spice and toasty oak. Pairings: Grilled steak, wild game, slow-cooked dishes, sausages, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes


2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

by David on September 25, 2009

Lush, generous flavors of ripe cherries, sweet raspberry, dried herbs and mint finish with toasty oak, spice and a hint of licorice. Pairings: Grilled steak or lamb, slow-cooked dishes, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes