Napa Valley's Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have just been harvested and already many in the industry are making comparisons to 1991 -- a classic Napa Valley vintage.
Napa Valley (AVA)
The 2006 Napa Valley Harvest Report
“I’m not going to tell you this is going to be the rocket wine of the world. It’s not. But we think this is as good as any we’ve seen.”
~ Cyril Chappellet, Chappellet Winery
October 23, 2006
Like most wine producers, Napa Valley
vintners are quick to pronounce -- with tongue only slightly in cheek -- that the current vintage is the best vintage. During a mid-October press conference at a San Francisco hotel to discuss the harvest of 2006, nobody even hinted at such an exalted proclamation. But the air was full of comparisons to last year’s harvest and the 1991 vintage even though most of this year’s Napa fruit rests in tanks around the valley.