Vintage Notes

While tasting and assembling the 2006 cuvées we spent a good deal of time discussing what it is that defines a vintage as great.  We concluded that in addition to being a sweeping generalization, how you define a “great vintage” really depends on who you are and...


Often we read these winery vintage notes and wonder if there is ever a difficult vintage anywhere. It seems as though every vintage, year in and year out, is the best vintage that anyone at the winery can remember. How is this possible? Has the challenging vintage gone the way of the $...


Patience Is A Virtue…

…and good things come to those who wait.

In 2004 we waited.

We waited through a freakish fall-like storm system that arrived in early September and dumped rain for over a...


The 2003 season began with an unusually dry and mild winter, followed by a cold, wet spring. Bud break was normal occurring mid April. The vineyards began to dry out and warm up very quickly, so quickly in fact that we had to scramble to get our spring vineyard chores
done...


From a growers perspective 2002 was about as close to ideal as it gets. Growing seasons are long and often times experience both ups and downs. For the most part 2002 went by without a hitch. There were no late spring frosts, and no rains during bloom or fruit set. A near perfect...