Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tomorrow is the big day!

Tomorrow morning we will harvest our prized Merlot vineyard. The berries are dark blue, almost black in some cases and the sugars are still relatively low - allowing us to maintain our desired lower alcohol levels. And the development of the seeds and skins is definitely there.

This vineyard was harvested in late September last vintage. This year's slower ripening will likely result in more concentration and depth - which we love!

Looks like it will be another beautiful harvest morning in Napa!

Jeff Mathy

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