Napa Valley is known worldwide for the exceptional quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon. The region’s rich and varied soils combined with Napa’s many microclimates offer the perfect conditions to create wines with dense, dark fruit character and complexity. [embed]https://youtu.be/uY1gFhKnK_s[/embed]Read More
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The Growing Season through JuneThe 2015 growing season got off to a very early start, thanks to a warm and mild winter. Most grapevines in Napa Valley woke from dormancy about 3 to 4 weeks earlier than average. Early bud-break can be particularly troublesome due to the increase danger of frost d...
As we approach the peak of harvest activity in Napa Valley, early indications are that 2014 will be another outstanding vintage. Following one of the driest winters in recorded history, California grapevines got off to an early start and ripened under nearly ideal conditions all summer long. The 2014 vintage officially began in Napa Valley with a Chardonnay harvest on the mor...Read More
It is late July, and we are enjoying beautiful summer weather here in the Napa Valley. Daytime high temperatures will generally range between 75 to 95 degrees (24-35 C) and the nights will cool down the high 50’s (14 C). Daytime high temperatures will vary widely throughout the valley and hills, which gives our area and its sub-appellations such unique characteristics. Today, f...Read More
Spring is here in the beautiful Napa Valley. Long overdue rains finally returned to California in February, and so far, March has been full of sunshine. The vineyards are all neatly pruned now, and the dormant grapevine buds are beginning to swell and open to new green shoots. The timing of bud break is dependent on the grape variety and vineyard temperature. Here in the Nap...Read More