In 2012 Mother Nature produced the "perfect" growing season in Napa Valley and yielded a rare combination of quality fruit and an abundant crop load. Growers and winemakers across the Valley expressed high expectations for a classic year that will produce epic wines. This outstanding vintage sets the backdrop for this series as it takes viewers into 3 renowned Napa Valley wineries and the lives of the people who make the wine.
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Pressing to the Finish (Episode #106H)
KQED 9: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 8:30 AM
The Cabernet at Chimney Rock is ready at last and the team crushes fruit from three vineyard blocks. This signals the final push for harvest 2012. Once all the fruit in, the fermented tanks of red wine need to be drained and then dug out by hand. To celebrate the closing of harvest the winemakers gather at Chimney Rock, try each other's wines and look back at what they expect will be a vintage for the ages.