The berry's skin will also grow thin and more translucent. Acidity levels will start to fall as they progressively store sugar. Based on this year's overall growing season, everything appears to be moving forward right on schedule. The sublime combination of magnificent weather in our Kiedrich sites and careful work in the vineyard suggest a stunning vintage. In the meanwhile, though, we'll be crossing our fingers for continued favorable weather in the rest of August and September. As good as things look now, we can't relax until every grape is safely home.