Growing Conditions

Seamless season of heavenly hangtime and phenomenal phenolic development. The 2018 growing season began with abundant rainfall developing a large canopy, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions to allow the fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels at a relaxed pace. Harvest occurred over 6 weeks.