Napa Cabernet Harvest

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Napa Cabernet Harvest

#1 Post by Robert R » September 15th, 2019, 3:05 pm

Any info as to how far along the harvest is?
Oakville vs Rutherford etc...
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#2 Post by blarmston » September 15th, 2019, 3:12 pm

Spoke with a buddy who owns a vineyard in Oakville, and also a winemaker who sources from some top vineyards around the Valley, and they both said that ‘19 is looking like another ‘16 or ‘18...
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#3 Post by Robert R » September 15th, 2019, 3:36 pm

Who has harvested and who is about to....what’s the timing looking like?
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#4 Post by JohnP » September 15th, 2019, 3:41 pm

Weather report shows rain in Napa today.
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#5 Post by Marc Hauser » September 15th, 2019, 3:42 pm

You can keep up with harvest reports here: https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/nap ... 62172.html

There’s a threat of rain tomorrow morning.
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#6 Post by Howard Cooper » September 15th, 2019, 4:20 pm

blarmston wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Spoke with a buddy who owns a vineyard in Oakville, and also a winemaker who sources from some top vineyards around the Valley, and they both said that ‘19 is looking like another ‘16 or ‘18...
What does that mean?
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#7 Post by Scott Brunson » September 15th, 2019, 4:26 pm

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:20 pm
blarmston wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Spoke with a buddy who owns a vineyard in Oakville, and also a winemaker who sources from some top vineyards around the Valley, and they both said that ‘19 is looking like another ‘16 or ‘18...
What does that mean?
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#8 Post by Howard Cooper » September 15th, 2019, 4:29 pm

Scott Brunson wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:20 pm
blarmston wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Spoke with a buddy who owns a vineyard in Oakville, and also a winemaker who sources from some top vineyards around the Valley, and they both said that ‘19 is looking like another ‘16 or ‘18...
What does that mean?
#vintageofthecentury [wink.gif]
Is 2017 then the only vintage in the 2000s that is not a vintage of the century???? [scratch.gif]
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#9 Post by Scott Brunson » September 15th, 2019, 4:37 pm

Depends on who is sitting on 17s, waiting to sell. [cheers.gif]
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#10 Post by Ian S » September 15th, 2019, 5:58 pm

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:20 pm


What does that mean?
#vintageofthecentury [wink.gif]
Is 2017 then the only vintage in the 2000s that is not a vintage of the century???? [scratch.gif]
You forgot 2011. [oops.gif]
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#11 Post by Carole Meredith » September 15th, 2019, 6:19 pm

I don’t think anyone in Napa has picked any Cabernet Sauvignon yet. And, yes, there’s a chance of rain in the forecast for Monday 9/16 but it will be light at best (less than 1/10 inch) so not likely to present a problem.
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#12 Post by N Weis » September 15th, 2019, 9:58 pm

I’ll probably start picking Cabernet this week.
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#13 Post by N Weis » September 15th, 2019, 9:58 pm

Dupe. Please delete
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#14 Post by Roy Piper » September 16th, 2019, 6:08 pm

Brix to me is running ahead of flavor. I am 2-3 weeks out for my first pick. No one has picked Cab yet because there is no reason to. We had 0.1 inches today. Next ten days is 77-95F. Pretty much in the catbird seat. Berries smaller than last year. Tonnage is average to average-plus. Could be a top notch, classic year. A lot can happen between now and picking though.
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#15 Post by Joe B » September 16th, 2019, 6:21 pm

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 4:20 pm


What does that mean?
#vintageofthecentury [wink.gif]
Is 2017 then the only vintage in the 2000s that is not a vintage of the century???? [scratch.gif]
2011
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#16 Post by Howard Cooper » September 16th, 2019, 6:31 pm

It is so funny that at least posters think there have been 18 vintages of the century in 20 years.
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#17 Post by Ian S » September 16th, 2019, 6:38 pm

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 6:31 pm
It is so funny that at least posters think there have been 18 vintages of the century in 20 years.
I didn't say I agreed with the hype. neener
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Re: Napa Cabernet Harvest

#18 Post by Gabe Berk » September 17th, 2019, 1:22 pm

Most likely no one has harvested much Cabernet at all. There will be a little heat spike this week/weekend that should have a few vineyards ready to pick. Most will be 2-3 weeks out...Should be a solid year again.

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