2007: In summary, we think this may be a fantastic white vintage and a surprisingly good red
vintage, despite the rain that many times might lead to less intense wines. With rain in the range of
2005 and much less than the last really rainy harvest season of 1997, most winemakers in the
valley knew how to adapt and took advantage of the vintage’s attributes, such as lower sugars
(and therefore alcohols) and higher acids. As long as botrytis is kept from reds or sorted out, and
winemaking sleight of hand provides physical therapy for the intensity shortcomings, such as
saignée, tannin adds, chaptalization, and acidulation, the vintage will have stellar wines, just with
more variability. Buy whites in general, buy reds from trusted names.