Well this past Tuesday I went and checked the vineyard out and to see where our Brix were at. The Merlot, eventhough we netted, are getting some bird damage. I guess it is a good thing we netted because if not we would have no grapes. Overall vineyard looks good but what is weird is the last row of Merlot just don't seem to produce grapes, not sure if there is something in soil or what but the Merlot on the right and Cab Sauv on the left have nice looking clusters on them. Hey it's nature.
As for the Brix in the Merot...well we are ahead of schedule by one week. Our Brix was 19 and our Ph was 3.59 (a little high). I spoke with our winemaker about where we stood, thinking that I would harvest next Saturday and he said that he wants us to try to get our Brix up to 22-23 this year. I am not sure if we can chance that or not but our seeds are still a little green so we have a little time on our hands.