Filed under: Vineyards | Tags: 2016 harvest, Anderson Valley, Nash Mill Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Waits-Mast Pinot Noir
We were able to check in with three of our vineyard sources while we were up in Anderson Valley on July 23. After visiting Deer Meadows Vineyard in the morning and a necessary lunch break in Boonville, we headed over to see Nash Mill Vineyard, another of the fruit sources for Waits-Mast Pinot Noir.
Owned by Husch Vineyards’ Zach Robinson and his wife Krista, Nash Mill is a 4 acre vineyard in the cooler, northern end of Anderson Valley. A few miles off of highway 128, it’s surrounded by woods. Because of the cooler climate, Nash Mill is typically one of our last harvests every year. As expected, we didn’t spot too many purple berries (an indication of ripening fruit) during our stroll through the vineyard.
There was just a touch of color on some of the Pommard and 667 clones of Pinot Noir grapes, with a bit more on the 115 clone, so there’s still a ways to go until the grapes are fully ripened. Harvest will probably be in mid-September this year.
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