Journal | September 20, 2017
Lucky Weather Break
Seems that Jose and Maria will stay off shore. This is a major relief. Very warm days and nights have accelerated ripening. We will crush a small amount of Boisseau Petit Verdot today, and then get serious in terms of quantities harvested. Tomorrow we finally harvest the 33 year old Chardonnay vines. This will be one of the best lots brought in. We’ll also do our rose pick which will include a bit of Boisseau Merlot and Cabernet Franc (from the lower sections of the vineyard), one row of Avenius Petit Verdot (the row close to the tree-line), and the vigorous sections of Hardscrabble Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Merlot is next up: probably the weekend or early next week. Some really beautiful flavors and concentration here.