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April 17, 2019

Update (4:43p, 4/18/19):  The Lake County Winegrowers Association e-mailed me with some more information:

"Thanks to a near-perfect growing season in 2018, the crop was big everywhere in California, including in Lake County. 2018 prices varied slightly in comparison to...

May 31, 2018

Earlier I posted a Grape Data Tool tutorial video that showed how to use the tool to evaluate Cabernet Sauvignon in Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma and Napa Counties by price level.  Over the next week or so, I will post my findings from exploring that topic.  Today’s post wil...

January 22, 2015


  • Scores, prices and appellations of wines from a subset of premium wines, continue to be unpredictable.  No statistical modeling I know of could accurately predict one variable from the two others.

  • Sub-appellations produce higher scores and prices than...

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