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Wondering how Harvest 2012 is shaping up at Chateau Montelena? Vineyard Manager, Dave Vella, shares his thoughts on the vintage weather and how it will affect our wines. Learn more about what you can expect from Vintage 2012:
Ok, I know I commented on this in a blog a while ago, but I’ll re state it since it is important to know. The press will unmercifully declare the 2011 vintage in California a disaster. Yes, the weather has been less than optimal for growing wine grapes, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. We’ve had [...]
Oh, the doldrums of Winter…I mean Summer. We’re experiencing another cool season this year, and our winemaking team is anxiously awaiting harvest. It’s hard to realize, when one goes outside in Napa, just how beautiful and warm it is outside and that here at the winery we’re still behind in ripening. Remember how late Summer [...]
Thanks to La Niña, we are experiencing quite the weather here in Calistoga. Last week it snowed on Mt. St. Helena and closed Hwy 29 for a couple of days. This week it’s chilly but sunny. However come Friday evening there is a chance that it might snow again – down to the 500 foot level. [...]
Part II of the Harvest 2010 series: Bo discusses how the weather during Harvest 2010 was perfect for crafting Montelena’s style of wines.
We’ve heard a lot of speculation about this year’s harvest in the past few weeks and now that things are finally slowing down in our cellar, we’d like to share Chateau Montelena’s perspective on Harvest 2010. Part I Stay tuned for more installments of our Harvest 2010 series.