Fruit Set. Mostly.
Here are clusters from 3 different high-elevation areas of Napa Valley.
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Spring Mountain on the Northwest side of the Valley, Mayacamas Mountain Range
and the other 2 in the Vaca Mountain Range on the East side of Napa Valley.
Pritchard Hill is above St. Helena, overlooking central Napa.
Howell Mountain looks almost directly across the divide to Spring Mountain.
Interesting to note the progress of these later-ripening Bordeaux varietals. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel in Sonoma ripen earlier and are farther along.
As a point of reference on early- and late-ripening fruit, I am writing this on October 7, 2011; Scherrer Winery has the majority of the Pinot Noir in the fermentors and all the Chardonnays. But, we have not harvested any of our Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon. My good friends at Ramey Cellars have most of the Chardonnay in and none of their red Bordeaux varietals have been picked. All David’s Cabs come from Napa Valley.