This morning, before racking the 2011 harvest, we looked at the front vines and noticed several buds were close to breaking open. In the afternoon, after the racking, we found many buds had opened back in the middle vineyard. It all starts over now.
By the way, sampling the 2011 after the racking remindied
Well, I was just gone for 12 days in Nicaragua and the gophers started digging with a vengeance, so the battle is on again. No sign of tenants in the owl box but Tina did find a gopher head on the front lawn so some local predator is helping out.
Don and I filtered the last 68 gallons of 2010. This will be bottling #6 coming up soon. Barrel samples of 2011 taste good but young.