Summer conditions were warmer than average with two heat waves through January and one in February, which tested the limits of grapevine tolerance to heat. Early in the season were high speed winds which reduced berry set, and the size of canopies. Rain in February rehydrated vines and freshened up vine leaves and started a pattern of cooler daytime temperatures which allowed fruit to finish ripening with moderate temperatures. The moisture boost also helped improve fruit balance on generally low crop levels.
tasting notes (at bottling)
Colour: Deep cherry in colour.
Nose: Strawberry flavor with a distinct summer and blackberry, the inlet and ripe berry aroma soil.
Palate: Rich fruit flavor, and sketched out a rich tannin structure.