Harvest Update – Calling All Grapes
After a brief threat of additional rain this week, it looks like we have calm clear weather for the foreseeable future. With no rain or heat spikes, it would mean smooth sailing into the end of harvest. We brought in our last Pinot on Monday and will be done with a big Chardonnay push of all the Green Valley (read cold climate) vineyards by Monday of next week. Things in tank and in barrel are showing an unusual tendency to ferment to dryness with no issues, and the wines are already tasting really good. It’s not over yet, and I may be jinxing things, but this has the potential to be a pretty excellent vintage.