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    This 2015 Napa Valley vintage chart depicts the

    high and low temperatures for each day of the

    growing season, as well as yearly rainfall and

    key stages of the growing season.

    Temperature fluctuations have a significant

    eect on grapevines and grape development

    and therefore influence the character of the

    vintage. Tracking key stages of the growing

    season plays an important role in planning the

    logistics of the season and of harvest.

    For example, many growers compare the date

    of bloom to growing season data from previous

    years to determine a timeframe for the first day

    of harvest.

    Rainfall aects this vintage and others by the

    way it indicates water storage in the soil and in

    underground aquifers.

    Data collected from the U.C. Davis weather

    station in Oakville, CA.

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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    Rainfall

    Sauvignon BlancChardonnayMerlotCabernet Sauvignon

    Bud Growing Season Bloom Veraison Harvest

    2015 Napa Valley Vintage at a Glance

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