We completed our first pick on October 9th here at the Adams Ranch, bringing in all of our Estate Syrah and Roussanne. We harvested the Bunkhouse, Meter by Meter and Ledge Block Syrah vines and the Lake Block of Roussanne. The Meter by Meter and Lake Blocks were delivered with 100% whole clusters into the tank, where I stomped on the fruit (aka pigeage) to release their wonderful potential. The wine juice already smells amazing. Complex notes of sage brush and rhubarb are dominant, and the color is a deep, dark violet. It's the most wonderful time of the year! More photos to come...
L to R: Jordan and Josie Processing Adams Ranch Vineyard Syrah and Roussanne