Vintage 2021: Spring Update

Vintage 2021: Spring Update

Cabernet Sauvignon just after bud break Napa We are off to a dry but fast start here in Napa. Bud break was only a few weeks ago but already many vineyards are at the 6” shoot mark. So far this season is shaping up to be the driest on record which could mean amazing...
Some Good News for 2020…

Some Good News for 2020…

I don’t know about everyone else but I’m ready to put up the Christmas decorations and call it a year!  Generally speaking, this has not been a great year for anyone.  A global pandemic, murder hornets, mass layoffs, recession, all our favorite restaurants...
Pregnancy in the Time of Coronavirus

Pregnancy in the Time of Coronavirus

If, at Christmastime, you had asked me what my third trimester would be like, I guarantee guessing that I would be sheltering at home with a global pandemic raging outside would have not even made the list of my top 100 projections.  However, here we are.  California...
Vintage Report 2019

Vintage Report 2019

I’m so honored today to be giving the keynote this morning at the Vintage Report Napa 2019. I’m excited to share notes from both my East Coast and West Coast vintages since I feel we as a country are quite separated into CA and Non-CA wine regions. There...