Harvest is suddenly in the air

Man, it’s suddenly pretty crisp in the evenings, prompting me to check in with our growers. They confirm what I’ve already heard — that everything’s behind schedule in the Northwest this year because of a cold, rainy spring and late flowering. Nevertheless, Eastern Washington appears to be making up some of that lost ground, though even so, we can’t expect any fruit before the last week of September at the earliest.

With Cab, Merlot, Cab Franc, and Syrah on deck this year — to say nothing of a bit of tasty Westrey Oracle Vineyard Pinot and seignées of some of the above — October promises to be a blur of fermentation.

Life is good.

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