1997 Vintage

A wet spring became a wonderfully cool summer, dry and sunny with just enough rain to keep the vines healthy. September and October were also dry and cool giving near perfect ripening conditions for both whites and reds. Harvest was one week later than normal. Yields were in the normal range. A classic vintage.

Whites have good precision and minerality with a fair amount of depth and outstanding aging potential.

Reds have moderate weight and acidity with supple tannins and are aging very well. Drink 2004 to 2011.

Jim Law