As we sat around our thanksgiving feast, we all were very thankful for another successful harvest. We started this harvest season on August 29th by picking the Zinfandel. Despite the warm year and little rain, the old vines produced a healthy flavorful crop. The colors and flavors were excellent and intense! As we rolled right along with our Zinfandel and Merlot crops, getting the juice all settled into the fermenting tanks, we experienced a few small rain storms which delayed our Cabernet Sauvignon picking. But no need to panic because with a little patience and warm up from mother nature, we finished strong and on the early side.
We are all very happy with the harvest and the beautiful fruit that came in this year. We have finished putting all the new wines to sleep and we are excited to watch it progress in the barrels to mature into another exceptional vintage!