Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cabernet at 23.8 brix

The Cabernet Sauvignon is right on target to be harvested next Saturday. Karl and I walked the vines again this evening and took samples for analysis.

The sugars and acid are excellent, as is the overall grape maturity. So it looks like we will bring in about 9 tons of fruit early Saturday morning.

We couldn't be happier with the way this vineyard performs. Development is always slow and steady, making for an easy-going harvest. No surprises!

On another note, I will be happy to have a few special guests joining us for the crush this weekend. Karl and I are looking forward to capping off the 2008 harvest with a little celebration - perhaps at our favorite Sonoma hang-out - "A Taste of the Himalayas" Restaurant.

If you happen to be in the neighborhood that evening, please stop by and join the fun!

Looking forward to the busy week ahead,

Jeff Mathy

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