2013 Cab Franc & Grenache

LAST DAY OF HARVEST

10/31 Hand pick crew posing for a picture as we picking our last block of Grenache for Columbia Crest Reserve

10/31 Hand pick crew posing for a picture as we picking our last block of Grenache for Columbia Crest Reserve

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10/26, the final day of grapes being picked for Coyote Canyon Winery, Cabernet Franc

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10/26 the final day of grapes being picked for Coyote Canyon Winery, Cabernet Franc

 

Nov. 2 was our last day of harvest. By the end of the day a little rain and a lot of wind left many vines nearly naked without leaves.

I believe the 2013 vintage to go down in the records to be coyote Canyon vineyards Best!  I believe this to be the most consistent vintage for quality across all varieties. We grow 26 varieties in our vineyard all appeared to be of excellent quality. On hot years the Bordeaux varieties are superior and I do believe this year that will continue to hold true. We fermented 17 varieties in our winery. It is an excellent vintage for Justin our new winemaker to excel his winemaking skills to continue to raise Coyote Canyon Wines to a higher level

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