2018 Bulk Wine Sales

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2018 Bulk Wine Sales

#1 Post by Mike Kuller » March 13th, 2019, 5:02 pm

I recall in the early 1980s people were recommending Gallo Hearty Burgandy because it was a great year for cabernet and much of the excess would flow into the jug wines.

It looks like 2018 may be a similar year. I've heard from a Napa grower that with near perfect growing conditions, the 2018 cabs should be with wines of the decade.

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About 20 million gallons of bulk wine are for sale statewide, a result of a record 2018 harvest and slowing wine case sales, according to Turrentine Brokerage.

Should be a good year for negotiants like Cameron Hughes. Even Trader Joes :-)

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=g ... aId=210941
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#2 Post by Karl K » March 14th, 2019, 6:55 am

Why the trough in 2011?
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#3 Post by JDavisRoby » March 14th, 2019, 9:24 am

Interesting more Napa than Sonoma available.
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#4 Post by Cameron Hughes » March 25th, 2019, 8:34 pm

Karl K wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 6:55 am
Why the trough in 2011?
short vintage in 2010 due to nasty frosts scorching buds and lowering yields considerably. 2011 saw just about everything go wrong...scattered frosts in the spring then wet may/early june which stuck caps and led to "hens and chicks" (uneven clusters) and then a cool summer and fall rains. Extreme selection on the sorting table, however, made some really nice wines. Nevertheless, yields were absolute crap. CH

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#5 Post by Nathan Smyth » March 26th, 2019, 8:26 am

Cameron Hughes wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Karl K wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 6:55 am
Why the trough in 2011?
short vintage in 2010 due to nasty frosts scorching buds and lowering yields considerably. 2011 saw just about everything go wrong...scattered frosts in the spring then wet may/early june which stuck caps and led to "hens and chicks" (uneven clusters) and then a cool summer and fall rains. Extreme selection on the sorting table, however, made some really nice wines. Nevertheless, yields were absolute crap. CH
Huh.

Apparently "Cameron Hughes" is a real person.

[I actually thought that Bartles & Jaymes were real people, back in the day. It was so disappointing to learn that they were just actors hired by Gallo to play the parts.]

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#6 Post by cjsavino » March 26th, 2019, 9:06 am

Meh, I only buy wines of the century
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#7 Post by C Chen » March 26th, 2019, 9:30 am

So much hype with 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Now 2018?
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#8 Post by Gabe Berk » March 27th, 2019, 1:13 pm

2018 might be on par with some of the best in Northern California history. Long growing season and perfect temps. Lotta winemakers are licking their chops so far...

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#9 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 27th, 2019, 1:18 pm

C Chen wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 9:30 am
So much hype with 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Now 2018?
Buy em ALL!!!! Don't forget 2005, 2007, 2009, and, before that...
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#10 Post by Bdklein » March 27th, 2019, 1:43 pm

C Chen wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 9:30 am
So much hype with 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Don’t leave out 2011. So many people loved this vintage too. Like the old days of Napa . Every year is great !!
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