Wine, a work in progress

Harvest is over and looks like we've got a fine vintage! A Napa quote for 2018, "Like a dream”. Everything about this harvest, and quite frankly, the entire growing season, was ideal."

Other California wine growing regions reported a great 2018 harvest too. Weather was well behaved. If yields are what the early reports are saying, we've got some great pricing coming for this vintage.

After a tasting of some of the varietals that are somewhat "off the beaten path", it seems certain warm climate varietals, like Sangiovese & Tempranillo, are getting pushed out of the California wine lineup. Taste a few and see if you agree. Bring 'em back!

Many of the 2015 Northern California red wines are proving to be outstanding and the fruit is so rich. Another banner vintage is proving itself.

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