Barrels and barrels. And more barrels. The art of blending a vintage begins with patience. Over hours and days and weeks, Peter coaxes and tastes the wines, looking for the characteristics that emerge as well as the potential each barrel might show later. These factors will determine where exactly a particular barrel may end up. It’s an exciting, high energy time in the cellar. With chalk in hand, he pours over the wines, making the final notations and selections, barrel by barrel.