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Old 09-10-2017, 09:24 PM   #91
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Sugars are climbing. So far bird pressure has been light, which is good as I haven't been able to get all the nets on. Darn day jobs! We have a bunch of Egyptian doves hanging around, showed up for the first time this year. I hope they don't like grapes.

Got the "crush pad", driveway in front of my shop, cleaned up and the crusher and press out of storage. I'm out of town till Friday, but it looks like I'll pick the early whites Saturday. Best part of the year is starting
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95F and 45F!!?? Geez!, talk about temp swings.

Fantastic eclipse pic, by the way.
Can't take credit for the eclipse pic. Friend with a real camera got that one.
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I checked the good clusters of Viognier (sans powdery mildew) and had a brix of 22 and the ph shot up like a rocket in 5 days to 3.54. The ph and brix from 5 days ago was 20.8 and 3.34. 'Alas not enough vio clusters to make it worth while and reds are toast (PM). When I was by the pool I forgot I had a left over Cab S that has grown wild for 3 years and the few cluster it had look awesome. I may have to practice on those clusters to get more info for my journal. Every thing is 2-3 weeks earlier than last year which was my first harvest. Last year leaf hoppers, this year PM. Live and learn as they say!!!
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Got the grapes picked and crushed this wk-end. The Marquette came in with a 25.5 Brix average and the La Crescent averaged 24.

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Wow, fall arrived with gusto. Highs in the 60s, lows around 40 and a bit of rain. Sugars actually dropped a bit with the rain. Thus, didn't have a harvest party this weekend. Supposed to warm up this week, in the 70s today. That should move things along.

Tempranillo has me grumbling as usual. Sugar is only 19.2 Brix but pH is up to 3.66 already. I've never gotten a big red from it, but then again I'm sipping a glass of 2013 as my lovely bride makes pasta. That one was 22.5 and 3.56 at harvest
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