Red Wine Anyone?

With white wines now behind us, winemakers throughout the valley are steadily bringing in their first picks of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel. While many are still patiently waiting for their red wine grapes to start rolling in, everyone can agree that these warm days and cool nights are perfect for that last bit of ripening. The grapes that are still on the vine are looking very good, and yields appear to be above average. However, many producers are reporting that the bulk of Cabernet Sauvignon harvest will be around mid to late October.