Many California vintners in the North and Central Coasts this year scrambled to contain—and harvest around—the worst rot problems they'd seen in more than 25 years. Though producers remain optimistic about the potential of the 2006 vintage, the hammer fell on some late-ripening Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, especially in the cooler portions of Sonoma County.
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