#VineWatch13: Week 18! Oh, What A Difference The Sun Makes!

Sun? Check.

Heat? Check.

Canopy? Check!!!

Man, what a week it’s been; it’s been all KIND of hot up in here …

And given the striking changes we’re seeing in our vines right now, I thought this might be a good time to indulge in a bit of temptation; the temptation to look back, as we look forward … so behold, a lil’ bit o’ the ol’ then-and now …

First, Lytton Springs. Then …


And now!


And how about Monte Bello? Then …


And now!


Ah, what a difference a canopy makes!

And speaking of canopies, please enjoy a lil’ ol’ canopy slideshow, if’n ya will do …


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Please stay tuned as we follow our lovely vines through the 2013 vintage!

We’re eighteen weeks in to-date, and for a quick look back, please enjoy the links below:

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 9

Week 8

Week 7

Week 6

Week 5

Week 4

Week 3

Week 2-Lytton Springs / Week 2-Monte Bello

Week 1

(if you’re following #RidgeVineyards on Twitter, you can also track VineWatch 2013 by specifically filtering for the following hashtag: #VineWatch13)

Categories: Cabernet Sauvignon, History, Lytton Springs, Monte Bello, Social Media, Varietals & Blends, Vineyards, Winemaking, Zinfandel

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