We are officially down to our last 60 tons, which will be received next week. Our last white grapes will be received tomorrow (Monday), while the remainder of tonnage is spread throughout the week. Though no more fruit will be received after Friday, there will still be plenty of work to do. It will be another few weeks before everything is packed up.
As harvest ends, the remaining bottling from 2008 can be focused on. The only 2008 Cal Poly wine remaining in barrel is the Mustang Red blend. I also have some bottling of my own I saved for after harvest, a red blend I created using Petite Verdot, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, Grenache, and Mourvedre. Amazingly, it was able to survive on its own for six months while I was traveling. Despite being rather oxidized and flabby when I returned, it has been revived and is tasting lovely. I also hope to finish and bottle a Pinot Noir Rose I've made this vintage using some saignee juice (juice removed from red must prior to fermentation to increase the skin to juice ratio, thereby increasing concentration). This wine is just finishing fermentation now and is showing some nice, bright cherry flavors.