Clearing the Air: Smoke taint and the aftermath of the California wildfires  1/23/2018

“There isn’t a clear answer as to how much of the 2017 harvest was affected, but Jim Lapsley, researcher at the Agricultural Issues Center at UC Davis, says number crunching gave him a clue: “The three-year average yield in Napa County of tons of all grapes was about 151,000 tons. Assuming 10 percent—or 15,100 tons—wasn’t harvested [before the fire] and was all Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa’s three-year average Cabernet harvest was 63,205 tons, so the hypothetical 15,100 tons would represent about 24 percent of Napa’s Cabernet harvest.”

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