Both the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) and the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) announced that despite some of the challenges in recent weeks, the 2019 harvesting process has gone rather well in producing excellent quality of fruit throughout Napa Valley. Harvest kicked off back in the middle of August with Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay.
“The mild finish to the season, which is ideal for grape growers and winemakers alike, has helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit and will surely contribute to what will shape up to be a memorable vintage,” NVG President Paul Goldberg said in press release.
Winemakers are reportedly enthusiastic about this year’s vintage, noting deep color in the grapes with ample texture and bright acidity. Despite some of the weather setbacks earlier in the year, and recent obstacles towards the end of the season, it appears that 2019 will be a good year for Napa Valley wines.
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