Napa Valley harvest report: Most growers report light crop

The Cabernet Sauvignon harvest continues as most — but not all — growers report a light crop following two years of low rainfall.

“At Oakville Ranch, we began picking Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from our earliest blocks for some of our winery clients last week, with initial yields down 15-20%,” said Jennifer Rue of Oakville Ranch Vineyards. “It is the agonizing ‘almost’ part of harvest when 80% of our Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc sits at the tipping point when flavors are just about to come into focus and more hang time is gravy.

Click here to read the whole article by Jesse Duarte at the St Helena Times.