Harvest 2016 began this week with awesome chardonnay and rose! The earliest harvest on the property. Check the website data base. We encourage you to compare year over year on blocks as well as your blocks side by side. 2016 is tracking now like 2015’s sugars and 2014s acids. Verasion was complete August 5th in whites, August 10th in merlots, then cabernet sauvignons and lastly the 25th in cabernet francs, the earliest we’ve seen. Four data samplings have been logged since Aug 10th. We will sample again Monday August 30th, afterwards twice a week on all varieties. The fruit is tasting extraordinary, with delicious flavors in reds already and complexity in whites.
Have a great 2016 harvest folks and make great wines!