Growing Conditions

After five years of drought, the 2017 growing season started off with recordsetting
rainfalls that replenished the vines and pushed the growing season
to a later-than-normal start. In the vineyards, we applied thoughtful canopy
management techniques to achieve balanced crops with just the right amount
of sunlight on the fruit. Moderately warm temperatures in late May led to a
perfectly timed bloom and fruit set for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. While rising
temperatures in the last week of August resulted in a brisk pace to harvest, the
grapes were able to achieve ideal ripeness, resulting in wines with lovely colors
and aromatics accompanied by beautifully concentrated flavors.


Clones: 115, 667, 777, Pommard