Some Temecula vintages -1999, 2004, 2005, and recently 2010- have seen relatively mild temperatures comparable to the Region II climate of the Napa wine area. Interestingly, the average temperature in Temecula -and Napa- during the growing season has been declining over the last 15 years. While this may seem the opposite of Global Warming, we need to realize that Global Warming is a long term trend, stretching over multiple decades. It is unlikely that Temecula will become the new Napa in a few decades :-)
2011 so far has been developing as a "normal" Temecula Region III vintage. Irrigation needs to start soon.
Flower clusters have developed on the vines, and we continue with canopy management. I uploaded new pictures.