2017 Harvest starts with Sangiovese

Yesterday on September 14 our 2017 harvest started with one ton of Certified Sustainable Sangiovese grapes from Arbor Vineyards. This has been an interesting post-veraison period where we've had many above 100 degree days. When it gets this hot the vines often 'shut down' where the vines don't evapotransiprate and grapes don't increase in sugar. However if it's humid, which it has been, then mildew-prone grapes can get mildew/botrytis/bunch rot, and given the heat, the white grapes can sunburn. It's a bit of a stroke of luck that this vintage we are bringing in late-season reds, so now that we've exited the 100's and have launched into fall weather in the low 80's, our grapes will have

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