Just talked to Judy…..the olives are turning fast and she has set her harvest date for November 14, 2008. We will hold the oil for about a month so it’s release date will be mid December. Her harvest is down about 30%….better than expected….so, we should get at least 50 gallons this year…a bountiful harvest for the Napa Valley!
The Epstein’s oil is always a beautiful balance of fruitiness, bitterness and pungency. It will be interesting to taste this year’s harvest as it is two weeks later than last….technically it shouldn’t be as pungent straight out of the gate…we will have to wait and see….