Today we began tasting through and rating oils made from our Italian cultivars. The Italian cultivars (like "varietals" in grape vines) we produce are Frantoio, Moriaolo, Pendolino, and Leccino.
Typically, these Italian cultivar olive oils produce a dramatic amount of spiciness (pungency) in the back of your throat, causing you to cough or clear your throat.
A particularly pungent oil is a "two cough oil" - something we try to make! After much discussion and evaluation of these oils, we are beginning to see the blend for the Napa Valley Select.
We are now testing our new website with members of our team trying to find all of the good, the bad, and the ugly about the site. We have found many big and small details to adjust, but we still hope to launch on Monday, April 6th.
We started the new design for the site last fall with the help of the excellent team from vin65 (aka K-1 Technology). We are very pleased with the new look, which we completed after four or five iterations in early January. Somewhat surprisingly, the task of bringing over all of the existing content to the new site has taken us nearly three months. Along the way, we have added many new features and pages.
Believe it or not our site now includes more than 400 pages!