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August 17, 2008

Fifteenth Spray

Another round of Oxidate this morning, with the CIMA P50 towers turned off and only two lower nozzles open aimed directly at the fruit zone.

Oxidate - 1.0 gallons to 100 gallons of water

I also measured the Viognier brix, which was 12.0. Very interesting to see the difference between this measurement and a similar period in 2006:

August 6, 2006 Entry

It is widely known that young vines ripen earlier than mature vines, so here we are nine days later in the summer and the brix measurement is three degrees lower. Thus where harvest was August 28th in 2006 I'm estimating we'll bring it in around September 12ish this year.

Posted by Stephen at August 17, 2008 11:23 AM