I sampled the Grenache at the Vallecito Estates today (9-16-11). We are going to be using this Grenache to make a rosé so we pick earlier than for a red. The brix was at 23.2, total acidity at 7.65 and the pH at 3.24. I hope that the brix will go up a bit but I still think we will be ready to pick on Thursday, Sept 22. I will sample again on Monday, Sept 19th for a last check and will let you all know if it is a go.....And we're off.