I met Dieter at Bistro Jeanty , ( A lovely French restaurant in Yountville ). He is a very amiable fellow with a gentle demeanor and passionate about his wines and winery.He invited me out to his lovely winery south of town where I met his winemaker Barry Grushkowitz and got a personal tour. They have a small boutique winery specializing in Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet where the wines are pressed by hand! Yes hand pressed in fact they invite people to the September and October months to help with the first press using hands.( I plan on going during this time to experience this !) I tasted several of his wines with my favorite being the 2007 Merlot. mildly spicy with some earth, dark berry flavors and well rounded with just the right amount of oak., $35. a bottle
Thanks Dieter for the tasting and tour…I’ll be back !