Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Grapes

A classic close up of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. If you look close you can see the individual grapes are a bit shriveled from the heat. The sugars here are not that high but the heat has sucked out some of the water. You can also see the stems are a nice bright green which tells you the vine is still healthy. I brought these grapes in before they dried out, some brave souls wait till they look like raisins. Way in the background is my sweet new truck.


vanguy said...

What's the word on the 2008 Napa harvest?


Ted Henry said...

Hey Vanguy,

08 was mostly notable because it was so light. Because of high heat at flowering and cold frost at the start of the growing season most vineyards were off 20-30%. The low yields look like they might give us a boost in quality. So thats good news.