Thankful for the Cup
When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty, my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup Sam Lefkowitz
As far as harvest for this year, it isn’t even about half-full or half-empty- our cups are definitely full! We finished picking a few days before the first of November after a long, drawn-out harvest. In total, we picked 258 tons, up across the board, just like everyone else this year across the state. The sugars at picking were on target, acids were good- what’s not to like? Right now, we are prepping the vineyards for their long winter’s rest by putting out the end-of-season fertigation and draining the irrigation system.
In the cellar, we’re working on finishing up fermentations, pressing, inoculating for malolactic fermentation, and barreling down- literally and figuratively- we can see the light at the end of the harvest tunnel and everyone in the cellar and vineyards are ready for things to slow down. Throughout the next two months, things will be on a low simmer until mid-January when we start pre-pruning in the vineyards and our first bottlings of 2019 in the winery. Along with Viognier, Mama Mia, and Rosé, our Muscat will be back…exciting things to look forward to in 2019!
Not going to lie…I had a hard time writing this post. While our cup has been pretty much full as far as blessings this year, with the catastrophic fires that wiped out the entire town of Paradise, just 75 miles north-west of us, I’m just grateful we have a cup when so many have lost everything. However, even amongst such tragedy, I have seen instances of Nevada and Placer County communities rallying around to help those affected by the fires. When someone loses their cup, sometimes it’s just about getting them a new one and filling it with some blessings.
May your cups always be full (preferably with Naggiar wine 😉[jetpack_subscription_form]