2016 marked the end of series of dry vintages with generous rainfall in the Spring followed by plenty of warmth and sunshine throughout the growing season. The defining characteristic of this vintage in our wines is a supple juiciness and richness making them very attractive for early drinking. We continue to be surprised at how forthcoming the wines have been, even right after bottling. However, the vintage's underlying powerful structure suggests that patience will be well rewarded. This vintage exudes charm.