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Levendi Winery Blog

Monday, October 25, 2010

Winemaker Update - Harvest 2010

This is definitely a harvest for mood swings. One moment everything looks dismal, and I am reaching for a raincoat, then things begin to look up and I am wondering why I didn't put a pair of shorts in the car!

Every day, quality and potential are improving. Color and tannin on reds seem to be high, but the "pockety" thing is still happening, with some vineyards way behind, and then some are at the normal stage for this time of year. I have actually been able to watch the baseball playoffs and some football - most years I just have to write them off!

Our Oak Knoll Chardonnay came in on Friday, it looks great. I'm glad to have 36 years of crush experience under my belt - Cabernet Sauvignon is coming in this week! The sun is shining as I write this, and it looks like it will continue through this week.

-- Alison Green Doran


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