|Oak Treatment||New French Oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc|
Rainy days were spread out evenly over the course of a warmer than average winter (November to March: 31.2 inches total, 11.2 inches in March). With soil reserves full, vines grew quickly with dense canopies.
Bloom and veraison unfolded in warm and dry conditions and one heat spike of 103F was recorded on July 26th.
Ripening slowed down in August because of cooler temperatures and late morning fog.
Fruit zone de-leafing and higher temperatures in September (99.2F on the 18th, 100.8F on the 25th, 100F on the 26th) helped fruit to ripen consistently.
BLEND: Cabernet Sauvignon 84%, Petit Verdot 9%, Cabernet Franc 7%