I have no pictures to share, but 2019 got underway today with some California foothills Syrah, picked today about 7 am. Anyway, we arrived at a friend's vineyard this am at about 0630. He has 2.5 acres of vines a mix of Grenache, Syrah and Sangiovese. I was there for the Syrah. I had help and in about an hour we picked 300 pounds roughly of the Syrah. It was not as nice as last year, Many more raisened clusters, some powdery mildew (rare in Northern California). In the end, we found enough to make 300 pounds and went for it. For $0.50 per pound and the crusher, I was ok with it. Last year's Syrah from this same vineyard was great, and the 2018 vintage will get bottled in about 2 weeks. Preliminary tasting says it's excellent. But this year the same vines were obviously stressed in some way despite the heavy rain last spring, Some numbers: Brix 25-26, pH 3.7. I did not measure TA. But we crushed on site, and hauled it home in Brute trash cans. Roughly 30 gallons of must. Lallazyme EX-V added early and then yeast(Avante) added with GoFerm about 10 hours after the pick. Tomorrow morning I'll add Opti-red and some tannin for structure. This may be a challenging wine since the grapes were sub-optimal, but it's already looking like wine in the fermentor.