An archive of notes from 2015—2019
Dani’s wines struck something in me the first time we tasted. There is humor in them, a wit that’s both a perfectly-timed dry joke and a painfully-observant truth. There’s acceptance in them. Acceptance that the vineyards are not his, and the wines are a byproduct of care taking more than anything else. They are not performing, or dressed up in the fashion of the moment. They’re at ease and they are themselves, much like Dani himself. They’re made with the little fruit and space Dani has, and hosting him at All Time recently was an extreme privilege and a magical night. Here’s a peek at the evening, and a look at my visit to North Yuba.
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Dani works entirely by hand, de weeding and pruning everything himself