First Harvest on Saturday

This just in: the grower can’t pick the Merlot and Franc until Saturday, so that’s now our official first crush date.

That may mean we get Merlot that’s a little riper than we’d like, but the plus side is that the Cab Franc will probably be right where we want it by then. Besides, the Merlot will be within monkeying distance for blending purposes, and truth to tell, if we have to compromise on one of them, the Merlot’s the one.

But perhaps even better, it means a better party that’s easier to attend by all our wayward and familied Garagistes, and perhaps that trumps all.

Still, one day we’ll get to pick on the grapes’ schedule, not anyone else’s, and that will take us to another level entirely.

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