By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor

Peconic Bay Winery hand-harvested cabernet franc at 21.4 brix on Friday for their Nautique rose, with a plan to let the rest of their cabernet franc hang for at least another week.

General Manager Jim Silver reported at the time that "Yesterday and today’s weather has been perfect to clean and dry the grapes coming in.  The bunches were beat up just a little due to the rain, but as our winemaker Greg Gove, says, 'You can’t undo a season like this, with a little spot of rain.'" 

They picked some of their merlot from their Oregon Road vineyards over the weekend — in the neighborhood of 10 tons — but malbec, petit verdot and cabernet sauvignon still have quite a couple more weeks to go.