Finally a good week of sunshine but let’s not get used to that. Temperatures are dropping in the low 70’s again by the week end. So far our growing season looks awfully like 1999 which, I recall, was a fantastic year for Washington wines. Usually cool years (like 2010 or 1999) are very beneficial to high acid and long hang time favoring very flavorful and intense wines. That’s the theory at least. I am still very nervous remembering the hard frost event we had last year in early October (11th or so) which just stopped the growing season (See this link for this bad memory). It was OK last year because we had a warm year and were ahead, but it would be really ugly if this would happen in a cool year such as the one we are witnessing in 2010. Stay tuned. Below is the all powerful and telling GDD chart.