For anyone interested, I seem to be recovering. I got my chest tube removed, but I'm still on IV antibiotics, administered at home. With things getting somewhat back to normal, I'm hoping to finally be able to drink some wine, and maybe even taste something new. Sorry I was not able to get down to Andrew's place for that tasting.
We've been crushing grapes, as the weather was not cooperative. We had a long heat wave, and almost everything is in, except Cab. We just crushed the Zin today. Cab next week. Lots of raisins, which the pickers have not been picking. Unfortunately, not a lot of hang time, but each vintage is different, and this will have its merits as well as its disappointments. Syrah and Sangiovese should be pressed next week. We'll be through with crush well before Rosh Hashana, assuming that we get the Paso fruit earlier than last year.