SO today I got my 7 replacement vines from NovaVine. These are bare-root stock. The same strain of Cabernet Sauvignon 1103P, just without pot or dirt. Immediately I noticed the branches are much thicker and have bark on them already, the roots are super strong and hearty, and the graft unions are extremely strong. They came in a bed of damp wood shavings, as they are supposed to stay moist.
Ill be keeping them in the garage until either Friday or Sunday, in order to adjust them to the climate here at McMorrow Cellars- 4-5 days is recommended. I really am only going to plant/replace 6, as 6 are now officially dead- and the 7th I’ll plant in its own pot and keep it as an auxiliary. We’ll see.