Continuing with the 2017 Napa Vintage Report presentation summaries, today’s article is focused on winegrape phenology with Elizabeth M. Wolkovich, and ripening dynamics with Nicolas Bernard. Modeling the future of winegrape phenology As the second scientific speaker following the keynote address at the Napa Vintage Report, Elizabeth M. Wolkovich,  Assistant Professor, Department of Organismic […]

The 2017 Napa Vintage Report kicked off with Gregory V. Jones PhD., Director of Wine Education and professor and research climatologist in the Department of Environmental Studies at Linfield College, presenting on the state of the North American climate. According to the observations, the vintage was marked by 2017 being the […]

This discussion is a follow up with our last blog on the 2017 maturation What is the situation end of september? A general disorder in sugar accumulation is observed in northern California. The trend is widespread and shows sluggish sugar accumulation rate across many different vineyards. The extend of the phenomenon indicates […]

Harvest decision 2017: A ripe Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa “should be worth the wait!” We discuss a preliminary analysis of the 2017 vintage effect on berry ripening dynamics. Our main conclusions are synthesized in this short summary below. If you are interested in the rationales and discussion points, please scroll down after the […]