Took the first of weekly field measurements through harvest at the Devoto Garden Vineyard on Thursday 8/13. I really need to take a better picture; this place is gorgeous, on the crest of Gold Ridge with sweeping views of Sebastopol and beyond.
Veraison began about the beginning of August. Temperatures have been somewhat consistently in the 80’s during the day, 50’s at night. 90-95% of the berries have turned color. The median brix reading from berry samples throughout the 828 block was 17.
Flavors are tart, young, tannic, but with darker cola bean notes and appreciable intensity.