Harvest 2014 is complete and the results are tabulated
As of this day, the harvest 2014 has been completed throughout California. As far as yields, the 2014 harvest appears to be good, but not as high as the past two years. Quality is more important and most of the vintners I have spoken with say that it appears to be a wonderful harvest. No one, of course, knows for sure until the wine has been fermented, aged, and released in the bottle. If the 2014 holds up and meets quality expectations, it will mark three consecutive harvest seasons that have been very good to growers and winemakers.
In this photo we see the final days of the harvest 2014 in the hills of the Dry Creek Valley. Note the leaves are turning color on the vines. These are Syrah grapes and, along with Cabernet Sauvignon, usually the last variety of grapes to be ready for harvest.