The Cuevas Vineyard brix test showed that the vineyard was averaging 22.5 brix and 3.0 pH this past week. As typical for the vineyard, Halter Ranch fruit is still maturing, with the sugars at about 21.5 and the flavors very muted which will change over the next few weeks. With that, harvest is likely to be the end of October and in to November.
The Cuevas Vineyard brix test showed that the vineyard was averaging 21.5 brix and 3.3 pH this past week. The stems and seeds are still fairly green but with consistent, hot weather, those should ripen quickly and have the right flavors and brix levels (24-25) soon. We are waiting to receive word about our Halter Ranch Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. We expect the Cuevas harvest to come first, likely in the first few weeks of October.
Bottling and labeling of our 2009 “Encantada” Cabernet Sauvignon and 2010 Sauvignon Blanc are now complete. We hope to have these two wines available for sale shortly.