Top five most lucrative Napa Valley grape varietals for 2007

by TrevR on May 19, 2008

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While the 2008 growing season is off to a wild start–late frost that caused quite a bit of damage and now 100+ degree temperatures while the vines attempt to flower–Napa County is finally out with it’s annual 2007 crop report (see our breakdown of last year’s report here).

Without further adieu, the five most lucrative red varietals for 2007 were:

  • Petit Verdot: $5,069.56 per ton
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: $4,302.49 per ton
  • Cabernet Fanc: $4,293.98 per ton
  • Malbec: $4041.54 per ton
  • Other blacks: $3,640.47 per ton (varietals include Aglianico, Alicante Bouchet, Alvarelhao, Blaufraenkisch, Brunello, Carmenere, Carmine, Cinsault, Dolcetto, Early Burgundy, Gamay Beaujolais, Grignolino, Mataro/Mouvedre, Montepulciano, Muscat Hamburg, Nebbiolo, Negrette, Nero D’Avola, Peloursin, Petit Bouchet, Pinotage, Port, Refosco/Mondeuse, Rossini, Rubired, Ruby Cabernet, Sagrantino, St. Macaire, Souzao, Tannat, Tinta Cao, Verdelho Tinto)

Napa Valley red grape varietal prices compared: 2006 - 2007

As for most lucrative white varietals last year, here’s the breakdown:

  • Roussanne: $7,790 per ton
  • Marsanne: $2,955.16 per ton
  • White Riesling: $2,425.93 per ton
  • Semillon: $2,346.09 per ton
  • Chardonnay: $2,287.25 per ton

Napa Valley white grape varietal prices compared: 2006 - 2007

You can find the full 2007 report here. It might be interesting to compare the report with some of the commentary we heard from vintners during harvest 2007 as well.

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