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California’s Napa Valley currently is in the middle of its annual “crush” or harvest – and reports are that the region is looking at the biggest crop in years.

Growers sold $1.58 billion in fruit to winemakers in 2004…and expect to sell 6.5 percent more this year, or about $1.8 billion.

In addition, according to Bloomberg, “Farmers say their cabernet and chardonnay crops are larger than they were in 2004, and prices may exceed last year's because favorable weather has improved the quality.”
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