The 2017 vintage started with ground water coffers very full due to an exceptionally wet winter, giving us some relief to the years of drought. Fortunately, spring weather was mild and fruit set was solid though still lower than previous vintages due to the previous drier years. Summer contained a few heat events, followed by an impactful one over Labor Day weekend. Growers who had done their due diligence with correct row orientation, sufficient canopy shade, and good vine health were rewarded. All said, it is a vintage that highlights the skill of the winemaker and wine grower.
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|Wine Style||Red Wine|
|Varietal Composition||86% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Cabernet Franc 5% Merlot 1% Malbec 1% Petit Verdot|
|Barrel Aging||50% New French Oak|
|Bottling Date||July 2019|