Following on the heels of a cold winter, early spring was very wet with double our typical precipitation in March. Rapidly warming temperatures in April led to buds breaking almost a week early – favorable conditions continued, leading to very strong fruit set. Excellent weather continued throughout the summer, leading to a warmer than average vintage and excellent ripening conditions. Moving into late summer, the grape clusters were in outstanding condition which, combined with an unusually dry conditions, allowed for extended hang time and enhanced flavor development. The extended harvest period enabled each vineyard to be harvested at peak ripeness resulting in a crop of fantastic quality.