The Syrah grapes are in, and I have to say the fruit looks gorgeous. Look at the colour of that drop of juice on the berry to the lower left of the photograph: getting good colour extraction of of Syrah grapes is never a problem. There was quite a bit more bee-damage than bird-damage this year which is a little unusual. But I like bees, so it's alright. Harvesting and destemming went smoothly. And so did the party afterwards, (which is always a lot of fun). A good harvest.
Syrah by the numbers, 26.5 °B, a pH of 3.56 and a TA of 5.75.