Harvest Reports: Wed, Sep 9th, 2020

Stu Smith’s harvest report for the Spring Mountain District this week:

“Despite the heat and smoke there’s a fair amount of activity on the Mountain. Andy Schweiger brought in some ‘beautiful’ Pinot Noir fruit last Friday and is waiting for a little more flavor development on their Chardonnay. Matt Gardner at Keenan finished Chardonnay with a smaller crop than last year, and picked some of their usual early blocks of Merlot, Cabernet and Zinfandel on Monday and Tuesday. Matt said the canopies and fruit are holding up ‘really well.’ At Smith-Madrone we finished our Chardonnay and Riesling this past week with a larger crop than last year. We also agree that the vines and fruit are handling this Labor Day heat spell very well.”