Wine is made in the vineyard. That's an expression so old as to make many eyes roll, but as a consumer comes up the wine self-education curve and develops his or her palate, that consumer always gains a deeper appreciation for this fact.
So what are the concerns of El Dorado vineyard owners this year? Two major ones, says Jerry.
" We may be dealing with a situation of limited tonnage again. More vineyards need to be planted," Jerry noted as his foremost observation.
"El Nino or Nina, whatever it is. We are subject to the weather patterns, like everywhere else. No one knows what is really going to happen. Water. Fruit Set. We will just have to wait and see."
Look to this, and other, vineyard and winery associations to keep the news flowing as the 2012 year in wine moves forward.