Journal | September 25, 2017
Merlot Week (and a bit of Cabernet Franc)
This should be a fun week. 0% chance of rain, starting warm and ending cool. Merlot is in great shape just begging to be picked. Today we start at Boisseau Vineyard picking the Merlot and Cabernet Franc. We will then transition back to Hardscrabble and pick a couple of small blocks of Merlot before calling it a day. This dry weather affords us the luxury of “easy” days. No impending rain panic.
We’ll be doing this routine the whole week. Next up to bat will be Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. They still need some ripening time, but I’m hoping that this warm spell is having an accelerating effect of the ripening process. Normally we have to wait a week or two after Merlot harvest. It would be nice to transition right into some ripe Cabernet!