Platt Vineyard – True Sonoma Coast Pinot

PLATT SCHERRER SWAN BLOCK LOOKING OUT TO BODEGA AND THE COAST

The 1st Saturday in October. We arrived at Platt Vineyard off Bodega Highway in time for “pre-game” stretching  with Silverado Farming.

SILVERADO CREW STRETCHING BEFORE THE PICK

As always, Nulfo and Fred like to discuss the pick to make sure they get the best fruit. Often a site needs several days of picking. Different clones, soils, row orientation and vineyard slopes and elevation cause varied progression of ripeness. Today we left the Pommard clones on the far side of the mountain for another day.

PRE PICK STRATEGY PLATT

Also, look down that row where Nulfo and Fred are setting boundries. You may be able to see that the closer vines are more green and then it starts to get more yellow-green about midway. The real green leafs can indicate that those vines are not yet ripe. Yellow leaves in the fruiting zone are an indication that the vines are finished working and ready to go to sleep.

SILVERADO'S ARNULFO AND FRED SCHERRER MARK PICKING BOUNDRIES

SCHERRER PLATT PINOT BLOCK 6 INCLUDES CLONES 828 AND CALERA

ADCON TELEMETRY HELPS FARM PLATT.

This Adcon Telemetry helps Dr. Daniel Roberts, Silverado Farming and the other Platt Vineyard clients make intelligent, informed decisions on an array of agriculture challenges. Think water management and weather for starters.

MOST VINTAGES YIELD LESS THAN A TON PER ACRE OF PRIZED PINOT NOIR

PLATT PINOT - IT'S THE BEES KNEES!

Scherrer,  Littorai, Radio-Coteau, and Red Car make Platt designate Pinot Noir.  David Ramey takes all that beautiful Wente clone Chardonnay.

Check my 2009 story on Platt for more info.
Gotta run. We’re getting some Martinelli Zio Tony fruit at 7 AM!

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