The 2012 vintage is already being touted as superexcellent in quality as well as quantity. Maybe even the best ever, some growers say. The optimism for this year’s vintage springs from a perfect growing season, comparable to 1997 and 2005. Tonnage records were set in both years. had moderate weather during the year and right at the end of September we had a cool period where you get flavor development without sugar accumulation. So we saw balanced and ripe fruit.
Fermentation: Barrel fermented in 100% French Oak, no malolactic
Maturation: 7 months including fermentation