The Vintage

The string of warm vintages continued in 2017 but the main headline was the extreme drought. There was almost no rain from May through harvest and as a result yields were down about 20% for most (even more for those who had frost or other issues). Grape clusters were loose and berry sizes small. The good news though is that flavors are amazing and quite concentrated though without being heavy. Temperatures were moderate in the fall so acidity was retained allowing unusual balance of flavor and freshness. You’re gonna love it.