Harvest 2016 is over for us with the last lot in of Merlot at noon today. Six weeks and two days ago we began with Sauvignon Blanc and today we took in this lot for the friends.red program. In fact it will be co-fermented with the Syrah from Ridge Ranch which was harvested yesterday. The fall weather is upon us on this cool 70 degree day with winds whipping up from the south, thin high clouds moving quickly over the blue sky and the wonderful aromas of fermenting wine wafting about the winery yard.
A toast with some friends.red in my Dino to another harvest, our 89th, in the tank. Thanks to the hard-working cellar and vineyard crews too!