2021 Vintage Fieldnotes

Rain in the forecast for Napa Valley

Rain in the forecast for Napa Valley

Is it too early to talk about the 2022 vintage? Likely yes, but the rain we are getting now and the rest of this week will all go towards next year. There’s snow up in the sierras and, while early, we need a good deal of snowpack this year to help with next summer’s water Read the full article…

Harvest comes to a close!

Harvest comes to a close!

At this point, almost all grapes are picked in Napa Valley. There are a few small cooler areas where grapes are still hanging, but not much at all. Grapes that were picked 6 weeks ago are already in barrel in some cases, and just like that, the #2021vintage is in. Overall feeling: lower yields in Read the full article…