|Mark Foster looking|
at the grapes
"Nevada City Winery has harvested only whites to this point: Viognier, Sauvignon blanc and Gewurztraminer.
The Sauvignon blanc numbers were perfect, but the crop was down 40% due to the late Spring frost this year.
The Gewurztraminer came in at about 50% of estimated crop. It too had beautiful numbers and color.
We are expecting Sangiovese and Primitivo early next week along with Chardonnay from Clarksburg. Our local Chardonnay supplier lost most of his crop to frost too.
It is looking like there are some varieties that may not make it this year. I am seeing some leaf loss on older vineyards. It has been quite hot for the last few days and the sugars are climbing and the acids seem to be holding."
About the Nevada City Winery, from their website: