Wine Maker Notes
The 2012 Vintage was a fairly average harvest in California in terms of bud break, flowering, and fruit-set through verasion (where the berries soften and change color). The vines set a large crop, so we had to drop fruit off each vine to suppress yields and thus keep the quality high! As it turned out, the 2012 vintage was the largest grape harvest California
has ever known with all varietals having record or near record yields. Despite the copious fruit, the fruit thinning helped keep the overall quality of the fruit high across the board.