Veraison comes to Napa Valley wine grapes

by TrevR on July 20, 2009

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Over the weekend we noted the wine grapes have started to enter the next phase in the annual march toward maturity and harvest.

For those that would like a refresher, in March we saw budbreak, in May we saw flowering and in June the grapes were bright green.

Veraison is the phase when the bright green grapes begin to change color and darken, a signal that they’re moving from the growth stage to the ripening stage.

Here are a couple shots taken in a small five-acre Cabernet Sauvignon lot in the heart of Yountville this weekend.

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