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Item #: 92CBZ062 -
Vineyard Notes:This vintage marks the end of the drought year vintages in Northern California, which ended emphatically in the winter of 2016-2017. Once again, we saw extremely early bud break, flowering, and harvest for Pinot Noir that was mostly complete before September. These drought years have produced wines with excellent consistency, little disease pressure in the vineyards, and exceptional depth and intensity. Our vineyard selection for the Sonoma County Pinot has continued to improve...
Item #: 21401060 -
2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON || NAPA VALLEY: THE DROUGHT ENDED WITH THE 2017 GROWING SEASON BEGINNING WITH RAINFALL THAT REFILLED RESERVOIRS AND REPLENISHED SOILS. HARVEST BEGAN EARLY AT A NORMAL PACE IN MANY REGIONS, AND THEN PROGRESSED RAPIDLY DURING A HEAT WAVE IN LATE AUGUST AND EARLY SEPTEMBER. TEMPERATURES COOLED MID-SEPTEMBER, SLOWING THE HARVEST PACE AND ALLOWING FOR GRADUAL RIPENING. WHILE SOME YIELDS WERE REDUCED FROM THE HEAT SPIKE, WINE QUALITY REMAINS EXCELLENT. The fruit for out 2017...