The Napa Valley and Sonoma areas are a near doppelganger of Paso Robles. Average temperatures are generally lower in the North Coast than the Central Coast, but the comparison otherwise is very similar. Yield levels and maturity progressions seem more variable this year than what we typically see with some late bloomers potentially swapping places with other locations. Early predictions anticipated 15 to 20% higher yield than average, but while the totals followed that pattern, individual vineyards varied widely. In general, the valley floor had higher yields against historical norms and the mountain fruit was pretty consistent with the past. And, like Paso Robles, harvest occured much later this year than typical, but with one of the best years for canopy development and cluster size and appearance. We have high hopes for some extraordinary grapes coming from the Napa Valley and Sonoma regions this year!

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