Harvest 2015 Update #2

August 5, 2015

“We are seeing much lower yields overall in the vineyards this year. This may be attributed to the sporadic spring weather we experienced, but may have more to do with the fact that the vines have produced above average yields for three years in a row now. Our newly planted vineyard blocks on the Winery Estate – Komes Ranch in Rutherford, as well as new plantings at our Crossroads Vineyard in Oakville are experiencing a normal size crop given their age, which may support the latter scenario for the lower crop on our established vineyards. Other than making less wine, a low yielding crop can be a good thing from a quality perspective. Smaller berries, less competition to ripen can lead to more concentrated fruit and more color in the reds. Time will tell, but 2015 should prove to be another stellar harvest!”

— Winemaker Paul Steinauer

Cabernet Sauvignon grape clusters Flora Springs Harvest Update 2015
A cluster of cabernet sauvignon. Some of the berries are lagging behind completing veraison within the same cluster (the smaller green berries).

 

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