Napa Valley harvest report: Slow, steady ripening

“Steady” is one of the watchwords this week as the Napa Valley grape harvest continues at an ambling, unhurried pace.

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A few correspondents contrasted the cool Labor Day weekend with the record-setting heat wave that hit the Napa Valley exactly one year ago.

“Slow, steady ripening is the name of the game as the vines continue to soak up this beautiful weather,” said Matt Crafton of Chateau Montelena.


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