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Vin de Napkin—Tall Cool Drink of Water

I don’t want to sound like a reactionary alarmist here, but with the incessant chatter about global warming and California temperature increases leading to omnipresent style changes in wines, and potentially different plotting of varietals because AVA’s may may get too hot for for their prevailingly predominant varietals, etc. is anybody stopping to think about water? 

Inspired by this prescient post from The Cork Board and an article today in the SF Chronicle.

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On 07/22, Arthur wrote:

No challenge to global climate change (or the water shortage in CA), but I am not convinced it is as profoundly impacting wine style.

When two winemakers source grapes from the same (or adjacent) blocks of Bien Nacido Vineyard (or Clos Pepe Vineyard, or what ever else vineyard) and their wines differ not only in character but more importantly in the harvesting date and subsequent elevage, AND one of the wines is less ripe and lower in alcohol but still graceful and complex and balanced, global warming/climate change ain’t got bubkis to do with the other one being hotter and riper.

Interesting post by Steve Heimoff here: http://blog.winemag.com/steve/2008/07/21/global-warming-in-napa-valley-not-so-fast/

On 08/01, ram wrote:

one of the wines is less ripe and lower in alcohol but still graceful and complex and balanced, global warming/climate change ainít got bubkis to do with the other one being hotter and riper.


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