Superstar iron chef Masaharu Morimoto opened his namesake Japanese restaurant on the new Napa River waterfront in downtown a few days ago. I had dinner there on one of the opening nights and give it two chopsticks up. On the night I dined there, a swift, cool breeze zipped up the Napa River, making it too cold to dine outside. This has been an abnormally cool year. Winegrowers seeking warmer weather are getting restless. Zinfandel growers need it to get much hotter; ditto for Cabernet. Pinot, though, is happily moving along, enjoying the milder temperatures.
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