The Vintage

In 2016, a quite cool spring and early summer eventually gave way to a very hot and dry July and August. Temperatures dropped back down by early September allowing a long and gentle last bit of ripening making for an incredibly long and drawn out vintage. Though the drought kept yields very low (about 12% down), the resulting 2016 wines are excellent. There is a rare combination of lovely flavor development with loads of natural acidity – the best of both worlds in my opinion.