In spite of all the interesting challenges nature handed us in 2014, it will go down in the
record books as another year where amazing quality and quantity seemed like an easy task.
The year started out with the drought at the top of our minds, but a very welcomed rain storm
during bud break set the vines up for great success in the growing season with perfectly timed
moisture. The summer had warm, even days which helped along perfectly developing berries.
Harvest began in late August, only to have an earthquake rock our worlds half way through
picking Sauvignon blanc. The winery was spared any damage, but our Carneros vineyard now
has a rather large crack right through the middle. We carried on, like all farmers do, through
an even paced harvest that has resulted in amazing color, flavor and textures in the wines that
bring us great joy.