W I N E M A K E R N O T E S The 2019 vintage was similar to 2018 in that the mild season allowed for long and slow maturation. The lack of major heat waves and virtually no rain during harvest allowed us to pick every vineyard block at optimal ripeness. The 2019 vintage was slightly lower yielding, which resulted in greater concentration in the wines. Robust structures and rich flavors are consistent throughout the vintage. All of our 2019 Oakville grapes were fermented separately in small lots. They were then aged in Darnajou, Sylvain and Taransaud barrels, which framed the bold flavors and allowed the young wines to develop individually. After 20 months in barrel, the wines were racked, blended and bottled, showcasing layers of dark fruit flavors and rich textures. 2019 is a collectors’ vintage with plenty of outstanding structure.