The days have fallen into a pattern: hot midday and afternoons with temperatures into the high 90’s, too hot to be out, and then cooling some after dark. Last night the crickets chirped all night.
Even in this heat, the remaining grapes have taken their time, but this morning the brix reading is 24.5, almost there! Still, the grapes are in good shape, not dehydrating. Weather prediction: a cooling trend.
Donald asks: Have we ever picked Chardonnay this late?