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More Intense Flavor In Wine Grapes Expected Due To Heat

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Sonora, CA — More intense flavor among wine grapes could be one result of the state´s July heat wave.

The latest government crop estimate says the hot weather delayed grape growth, but that the smaller grapes would add intensity to the flavor.

Forecasters expect production to decline for all types of grapes, for wine, raisins and fresh-market use.

So far, the heat wave has not changed the expected size of the total grape crop.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh