Wine, a work in progress

Harvest is moving along nicely in California. A Napa quote for 2018, "We have not received this kind of yield since 2010, and the temperatures have been beautiful for picking."

Other California wine growing regions are reporting a great 2018 harvest too. Weather has been 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 2014 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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