Since 1994, Cabernet Sauvignon's share of Napa vineyard land has increased by roughly 50%. Other red Bordelais varieties have, as a category, seen a very similar shift, as you can see in the chart below. I know it's hard to see - Wix's blog setup is sub-par - so you'll have to zoom in to read the chart or try right-clicking to download it. If you'd like the original, just let me know. Over the past five years or so, the increase in vine-share dedicated to red Bordelais var
In May I presented at the Vineyard Economics Seminar. One topic I focused on was the paradox of the continuing concentration on Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa. The graph below shows the total percentage of Napa acreage that is Cabernet Sauvignon in purple. Over the past twenty years, Cabernet Sauvignon went from making up 30% or so of all Napa plantings to 42%. That concentration continues to grow slowly, although it is accelerating. In the graph below, we can see that total
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