Napa's controversial 2020 reds

Fire damage behind St Helena spring 2023 vineyard

10 May 2023 Now with tasting notes for Opus One and Vine Hill Ranch added.

26 April 2023 Far from a write-off in fact … especially from the big names that can't afford to falter. Above, fire damage on the western hills above a St Helena vineyard, still visible in spring 2023. See also Spinning gold from a blighted vintage.

It’s a sad fact that we have published no fewer than 66 articles tagged wildfires, the majority of them quite recently. You may remember many of them concerned the uncontrolled blazes that devastated the west coast of North...