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June 2017

A Napa Cabernet Game Changer
What will the sale of Schrader Cellars to Constellation Brands mean for Napa's most storied vineyard?
Posted: Jun 22, 2017 2:45pm ET
What will the sale of Schrader Cellars to Constellation Brands mean for Napa's most storied Cabernet vineyard? Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube looks ahead.
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Do Vintages Matter?
A severe hailstorm struck Napa's Atlas Peak and Pritchard Hill, but the damage likely won't impact the vintage
Posted: Jun 15, 2017 2:45pm ET

A freak June hailstorm swept through Napa Valley on Sunday. It knocked a few blossoms off a few vines here and there, but aside from a few growers who may have had their crop crimped, it's of little consequence, and certainly nothing on the scale of the frost that hit Bordeaux in April.

France's devastating spring frosts will cut into the crop size; Napa's hailstorm won't.


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