Harvest Nearly Complete
| Workers in Sonoma County Harvest the 2013 Bounty. |
Source: Balletto Vineyards
County’s 2013 harvest season has turned the corner and headed down the home
stretch. Current reports are showing that the region is approximately
85%-90% complete, with mostly Zinfandel and some Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache,
Pinot Noir, and Syrah still on the vines.
anticipate harvest finishing up within the next week or two, which would put
this year’s harvest about 3 weeks ahead of schedule compared to previous
Reports from winemakers and
winegrowers about fruit quality continue to be positive, despite the recent
rainstorm that had minimal influence on picking schedules and was characterized
by one winegrower as “washing off the dust on the leaves.” In fact,
several regions around Sonoma County reported that the rain storm was
accompanied by some high winds that helped dry out moisture.
This year’s grape crop continues
to come in at average to above-average size with excellent flavor profiles that
are lush, balanced, and consistent. Overall, winegrowers and winemakers are
thrilled about this year’s harvest and the potential of these 2013 wines.
Source: We Are Sonoma County
Labels: Balletto Vineyards, SONOMA COUNTY 2013, Sonoma County Harvest Nearly Complete