honey, peach, apricot and orange blossoms.
Much of our winter rain came late, with almost 12 inches in March alone. With a very warm spring, the vines were running about three weeks early heading into the summer months. July and August were cooler than average, with foggy mornings, mild sunny afternoons and no severe heat spells. Vineyard temperatures rose again in September and harvest dates were early by about two weeks. The heat in the spring and again in the fall provided welcome bookends to the mild summer.
desserts featuring grilled peaches or apricots in the summer and with poached apples or pears, fire roasted stone fruit tart with flaky puff pastry, toasted almonds, and whipped cream that has just a hint of salt.