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October 19, 2012

Harvest 2012: Nearing the Finish Line

The photo above was our view this morning as we harvested Cabernet from the beautiful Oakville Ranch vineyard, 1400 feet above the valley floor. While the fun chaos of crush season is still in full swing around the winery, we're close to wrapping up harvest in the vineyards. Every day this week brings a new vineyard and a new adventure: Atlas Peak came in earlier this week, today was Oakville Ranch, tomorrow we'll harvest Morisoli Vineyard, and Sunday brings Old Toll Road and Spring Mountain. While we're still enjoying days in the 80's now, current forecasts call for a storm to move in on Monday. We'll get all the grapes in before the rains, and smiles are all around as we couldn't be happier with the vintage. Every single vineyard reached optimal ripeness and, true to predictions earlier in the summer, crop yields are very large. Flavors from the grapes are explosive, so everyone is anxious to try the 2012 vintage wines as soon as possible. Could this be Napa's benchmark vintage? Time will tell!

 

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