We also picked some of our Lightner Syrah this morning. The yield was below what I was expecting. We are trying two picks on Lightner this year to better understand when it is exactly right to pick this vineyard.
Last year we were only able to pick a barrel’s worth. This year, we are getting more and are very excited! Steve Lightner has a great blog – On the Contrary. It is worth a read.
The fruit is in the fridge wait for an early morning sort before cold soaking. Flavors are great, sugar is perfect as are acid.