It’s true, harvest will start for Black Sheep Finds at the end of this week or sometime next week. Our Pinot Noir from Thomson Vineyard in Carneros, nearby Napa is just about ready to be picked, hurrah! I’m headed up there on Thursday to meet with Jennifer “the Farmer’s daughter” Thomson. Deciding when to pick is one of the most difficult decisions, especially when faced with a weather forecast predicting 90 degree temperatures starting on Friday.
Last year we picked on September 22, right around 23 brix. We’ll just have to see how things look on Thursday and whether or not to leave out there over the weekend.