2015: Here, have a cigar! We just had twins, one year apart. The 2015 vintage was slightly different
in early growing season timing from 2014, but the final effect was the same, with big heat, big crop
and big expectations. The acids are down, the alcohols are slightly over 14% on average and the
work many did to minimize over-extraction resulted in more elegant wines than a hot vintage
deserves. Similar to 2014. Also as in 2014, the fruit was impeccably clean and devoid of disease,
with only a little sunburn being tossed from the sorting conveyor. Whites again look fully ripe,
texturally rich, and yet balanced. Pinot noirs will rival 2014 for rave reviews.