Larkmead began red grape harvesting on Saturday, October 2. And haven’t stopped processing since (and have no intention anytime soon as the weather has been near perfect since the heat wave). We could not be happier with the quality this year – full flavors and balanced vine maturity at low sugar levels. Here’s to it – as well as a summary of what we have harvested so far and what is to come.
Saturday, Oct. 2 – Tocai, Malbec and Petit Verdot
Monday – Merlot and Petit Verdot
Tuesday – Cabernet from three different A-Blocks
Wednesday – Cabernet from A-Block and a little Petit Verdot
Thursday – Cabernet Franc and Cabernet from C-Block
Friday – Cabernet from A-Block and Merlot
Saturday – Cabernet from A-Block
Next week; we are tentatively on the schedule to resume picking on Monday and Tuesday (A-Block). If the crystal ball is accurate, at that point we would be 75% picked out with a few stragglers from C-Block remaining.
Dan Petroski, Associate Winemaker