Niagara 2010 Vintage Report

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Wondering what the 2010 Niagara wines will be like this coming year? Just look at the summer we had and it tells the story. Spring was mild and summer was sunny and hot with just enough rainfall…a great growing season indeed. In fact, it was the earliest grape harvest since the 1980s. The resulting fruit was superb with gobs of sugar. When the 2010s are released in spring of 2011, the wines, in general, should be rich and fat with great fruit structure and higher alcohol because of the heat. Insiders are calling this one of the best quality years ever, similar to 1991, ‘95 and ‘98. Maybe even better than the acclaimed 2007! We should be in for a treat when they start to make the scene.

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