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Our Hunt for Red October

There's lots of activity at T2 Cellar as Anne and I prepare for harvest. Vineyard visits, getting the cellar squared away, making plans and decisions about our winemaking, and introducing our wine to more people. There's time right now, not so much once we get rolling with harvest. A couple of weeks ago I took a swing around the Yakima Valley to visit some of our vineyards. The grapes are looking great, and tracking for a pretty normal harvest time; we anticipate peak crush activity during October, rather than the September harvests of the past few years. We like to see this, because the nights cool off as we get into the fall, preserving acid and developing flavors at a good pace. One of th