A dry, mild winter led to early bud break in mid to late March, about two weeks ahead of normal. With minimal frost damage to worry about from the winter, there was an abundance of fruit set in by early June. Warm temperatures throughout spring and summer kept the vines ahead of their seasonal average maturation while a slight reprieve from the heat arrived around harvest helped to preserve the acidity and allow for optimal flavor development. Fruit came in unquestionably ripe having benefited from extended hang time. 2015 was the earliest Harvest in King Estate’s 25 years. Oregon has experienced an amazing string of vintages culminating in 2015. Wines from this vintage will establish their legacy through an expression of the vintage contained in the bottle as they evolve in the years and decades to come.