2011: Yes, 2011 is THE latest harvest on our records. Three weeks late, picking some of our
blocks as late as the second week of November, one would think the cards were stacked against
us. However, considering three positive aspects from the vintage; 1) late season sun, 2) lower
yields, and 3) below average rainfall - we’re seeing one of the best vintages of the last twenty
years emerge. Resulting wines are fully ripe, rich, deep, dark AND carry low pHs/high acids and
low alcohols, which bodes exceptionally well for long aging, food friendliness and a reputation that
makes similar years, like 1999 and 2008, humble!