This has been an ideal growing season. We did not have a warm spell followed by a cold spell which often confuses the vines. The weather warmed up in spring after average rainfall during the winter months.
The weather continued warm through the year and the vines thrived in the consistent warm weather. Veraison occurred at the beginning of August and we started picking grapes on September 20th, finishing on October 4th. harvest featured heavier than normal crop loads and excellent clean fruit with no trace of rot. All the fruit has been processed and all but the last few blocks are already fermenting. This is going to be another vintage that compare very favorably to 2012.