The decade of records for grape growing in Washington and specifically on Red Mountain continues with the 2014 vintage setting the record for the all time warmest vintage. Bud break started in very early in late March for some varietals on Red Mountain and the growing season was off to a very quick start. With most days in the mid to upper 90’s in our estate vineyard and only a handful of days to cross the century mark (and then just barely) the summer racked up the heat units with amazing consistent very warm days for basically three months. This ideal growing weather led to the start of version as early as mid July for some varietals. Harvest started the earliest ever for Terra Blanca on August 25th. The wines from 2014 show the most advanced development and concentrated fruit of any vintage upon completion of primary fermentation. We have high expectations for wines from the 2014 vintage and are excited to see how they develop.