2013 approached the record for the warmest growing season, getting off to a quick start with bud break in early April and continuing with a warm spring leading into a very warm, consistent growing season. The absence of very hot temperatures kept the grape plants ripening the fruit throughout late July and August and resulted in an early start to harvest. Warm weather in the extended fall allowed the ripening to continue evenly and consistently for all varietals in contrast to 2012. Our initial impressions of the wines from the 2013 vintage are wines with a huge fruit expression with big structure and depth. The wines are more expressive in their youth than the 2010 or 2011 vintage.
Best to Drink: 2017 to 2030