Although a small crop, the vintage shows a freshness of fruit character not seen in the past decade. We saw a late start to the growing season, and early rains during the harvest period led many to pick early. However, our vineyard sites fared well, and we kept to schedule.
We really had the best natural chemistry between sugar and acid concentration that we've seen in many years. Many folks describe the 2019 vintage Pinot Noirs as “pretty” or elegant, “a return to the classics”.