Sunday, April 6, 2014

April 6, 2014

Another busy week in the vineyard and the winery.

The grafting project appears to be a success. There are still six plants that have not had bud break, but it is obvious they are right on the verge.

Stanley has tied up all the vines and weeded both vineyards. It all looks very orderly.

He applied the Bayer insecticide.

We have a broken gate post on the lower vineyard and that will have to be addressed as soon as we return.

In the winery, all the wine has been racked at least once except the Sangiovese. That will be a high priority when we return.

I overshot on the metabisulfite. I was aiming for 20 ppm, but I got a consistent 32.

Petite Syrah 32ppm
Jardin Botanico Cabernet (6 1/2 glass carboy) 32ppm
Joint Barrel 32ppm

Stanley retested the 2013 Blend It has 24ppm
Jardin Botanico Shiraz 44ppm
Sangiovese 12ppm.

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