October 16, 2013 | Harvest 2013 | Neil Bernardi
Last Day at Ridgeline
Today was the last harvest day at our Ridgeline Estate vineyard. We harvested 44 brimming ½ ton bins of Malbec from the very top of the hill. The canopy of this block, like many other vineyards across Sonoma County, is already turning fall colors despite the fact that it is only October 16th. In other seasons, it has been typical to see harvest lasting well into November. This year however has been almost unnaturally early, with Cab and Pinot getting ripe at almost the same time. It proves the old adage that every harvest is unique.