The following morning in Bechthold Vineyard, as she was picking out the M.O.G. (“material other than grapes”) from the T-bins being filled by the all-male picking crew of Phillips Farms, Jillian Johnson shared her glowing assessment of the 2013 Bechthold Cinsault:  ”This is going to be the best harvest we’ve seen in a while… by far.  The flavors are very concentrated, intense, yet the acids are pretty high.  Berries and clusters are just right, hardly anything small of over-sized.  It’s been a dry year, which probably contributed to the intensity.”

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