Analysis of 2017 climatic conditions and the impact on vine performance.
This talk will review current progress in modeling major winegrape phenological events---budburst, flowering, veraison and maturity---based on our understanding of how climate impacts development. New results from models of budburst to veraison will be discussed, including their current predictive capacity for Napa.
An analysis of ripening dynamics that will compare 2017 to the previous vintages and discuss the effect of harvest timing on wine sensorial profiles.
This talk will cover the basics of phenolic extraction, including anthocyanins, tannins and their reaction products, from the perspective of their cellular location. Potential implications for red wine maceration will also be discussed.