James talks with Cain Vineyard & Winery's Kathryn Lazar and Chris Howell about the Napa Valley vintner's latest releases and about the climate-related challenges the winery has faced in the past few years, including devastating fires.
Chris says the 2021 harvest in Napa Valley was a "super easy" one, although with few grapes. "For those who were looking for massive ripeness, I think they were able to wait and get that." And even though yields were down, "it should turn out to be a really good year," he added.
They also talk about the 2017 vintage, and how the heat spikes from that year effected what went into bottle. "It's showing really great, with really nice firmness and balance, and with a nice sense of austerity," James says.