And it is done. As of a few minutes ago, the last wine of the 2011 harvest is safely in barrel (the Cabernet Franc). Hard to believe we were still pressing two days before Thanksgiving, but for us, anyway, that loooooong hang time looks to have produced exceptionally elegant and balanced wines. Standouts coming out of the press were Tempranillo, Franc, Sauvignon and yes, Merlot.
Now, we rack and wait.