2017

Vintage 2017: The rains that never fell Late winter brought an unsettled warm/cold pattern that was concerning and reminiscent of the disastrous winter of 2014. Temperatures in February reached into the 80’s with cherry and peach trees blooming. A few nights in March...

2016

2016 was a good year for white wines and an outstanding year for red wines. A somewhat uneventful winter gave way to a warm, dry March that stimulated an early bud swell. On April 9 temperatures fell to 25 F and damaged about 50% of chardonnay buds. With the cool...

2015

2015   With a few caveats, 2015 was an excellent year for both white and red wines. The winter of 2014/15 was colder than average, but unlike the winter of 2013/14, there was no vine or bud damage. Bud break was slightly late. May was unusually dry and...

2014

2014   Climate is what you plan for and weather is what you get. This is why the somewhat unremarkable 2014 growing season was so good: we got what we planned for. Every growing season has its personality, and as average as 2014 was, there were three aspects that...

2013

2013   2013 was a difficult growing season that metamorphosed into a fabulous fall harvest. Bud break was very late. Most of the summer was wet, resulting in unruly vegetative growth and extra vineyard work. August continued this pattern until the last week when...

2012

2012   2012 was back to some welcome degree of normalcy after the freakishly hot and dry 2010 and the rain soaked September of 2011. An extremely mild and dry winter gave us bud break a record 3 to 4 weeks earlier than average. Frost our biggest concern, but the...