The weather this year has been unusual which is becoming the norm. Had a very hot spell at the beginning of the season. In fact, some of the Petite Syrah and Trousseau got a sunburn (see pics below). Most growers were claiming 2 -4 weeks ahead. Then the cooler weather set in for several weeks and slowed everything down. Had some rain as well but no mold/fungus issues so far. We shall see what Mother Nature has in store for us as we continue through the season.

Here is what sunburn looks like (July 5).