Harvest 2018 is Complete!!
Redmon Wines' grapes have officially been picked, crushed and juice is in tank!! We are excited to have harvested from six different vineyards in six different appellations within the Napa Valley this year. The near-perfect weather and slightly longer hang times for the grapes have resulted in an amazing crop in regards to both quality and quantitiy.
The Redmon Vineyard in St. Helena, with it's fifty year old vines, fared well with the new cain pruning technique that we implemented earlier in the year. Each new growth cain spurred beautiful berries that showed a very consistent purple color and perfect clusters
2018 is the fourth year that we harvested grapes from a long time friend who fulfilled his dream to revitalized a beautiful vineyard in the Mt. Veeder region. Fifteen hundred feet up in elevation, the vineyard is named Bruadair, which dream in Gaelic. These vines produces tiny little concentrated berries with a big skin to pulp ratio resulting in a solid tannin structure.
We are very excited about a brand new vineyard this year in the Coombsville AVA. This region is located in the southern end of the Napa Valley and is known for its slightly cooler weather. We were introduced to owners, Carrie and Jim, when they purchased this property from a friend who had previously produced from these grapes a beautiful Cabernet called Inherit the Sheep. We were thrilled when the fruit became avaialable and connected instantly with Jim, Carrie and their amazing plot of land.
All in all we are thrilled with the outcome of the 2018 harvest and the new vineyards we have in place. Can't wait to share the fruits of our labor in the amazing wines that will release in the future.