We broke the record for total heat units during the growing season we set in 2014 with the warmest growing season ever recorded on Red Mountain in 2015. Our harvest began two to three weeks early in the middle of August almost all of the estate was picked by the third week of September. At this point, almost all of the wines will be in barrels by the middle of October. The quality of the vintage overall is amazing with huge concentrated flavors from a moderate sized crop of tiny berries. As we begin the second week of October, the warm extended fall is continuing with warm days and mostly relatively warm evenings for this late in the year. While we are very pleased with all of the varieties this vintage, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Rhone whites and Italian varietals stand out as really exceptional.