Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nowhere Near Their Normal Size

The grapes are much smaller and less developed this year than they normally are.  The Bay Area is currently experiencing the coolest summer we have seen in 40 years.  The Napa Valley hasn't seen a day above 90 degrees and most have averaged in the 60s and 70s.  Most days have started out in the 40s.  This is making the grapes develop much more slowly than usual.  Hopefully they will ripen enough before the rains come.

(Note: After I wrote this post we had 3 consecutive days of above 100 temperatures.  Today could be day number 4.  Fantastic.)

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