Due to rain here today and tomorrow, we have stopped harvesting Chardonnay right now, but we still have plenty to do in the winery! Last Friday we picked our blocks of Viognier in the Tepusquet Vineyard, and we are currently barrel-fermenting it.
In addition, all of our Pinot Noir lots finished fermentation, and our crew has been busy draining and pressing them for the last couple of days. After they finish pressing, the crew will get to work racking them into barrels. This will probably take them at least the next couple of weeks to finish.
Both the Viognier juice and the Pinot Noirs look fantastic so far! The Viognier has very nice acidity and lots of delicious flavor, along with beautiful citrus blossom and floral aroma characteristics, and the Pinot Noirs are showing very nice dark colors and lots of intense, deep flavors.