Given the cool season, this year could turn out to be the best or worst of times. I am betting on the best. Given the micro climates that make up the Napa Valley, the out come will depend on vineyard location & what Mother Nature hands us over the next weeks.
Right now, the Clark-Claudon Vineyards look better than ever. The cooler temps are allowing the fuit to mature gradually. Each day they are a little closer to perfection. Also, due to location, we were 10 degrees cooler than many other sites during the 2 day heat spike. And lastly, our retro-fited trellis system accomplished what we had hoped in providing perfect “sun hats.”
I am absolutely betting on an exceptional vintage!