e winter of 2014 was long and cold. ere were several episodes of extreme low temperatures and a constant blanket of snow in the vineyard. ese conditions resulted in a reduced number of viable primary buds, which in turn led to reduced yields for all varieties in our estate vineyard. Although fewer clusters were produced, the fruit that remained was highly structured. Reds appeared to have more intense color and texture in comparison to previous vintages. Comparatively speaking, berries of all varieties tended toward thicker skins and eshier pulp. e outcome of these multiple variables is demonstrated by the greater depth of color and texture in the wine.