THE VINTAGE The spring was warm and dry, getting the vines off to an early start. The weather stayed warm throughout the summer but was free of damaging heat spells. September brought a classic Napa Valley autumn with warm days and very cool nights. With the consistent warmth, the harvest began about two weeks early and we had a very busy September. The beautiful growing season resulted in truly exceptional wines—full of ripe flavors, developed in the sunshine, and balanced by natural acidity from the cool nights. THE WINE Aromas of jasmine, orange blossom and lime lead to rich tropical and floral notes on the palate. The wine has delightful acidity and minerality and ends with flavors of ruby red grapefruit and peaches. FOOD AFFINITIES Shellfish, sushi, crab cakes, seared Ahi tuna, lemon chicken, grilled chicken-apple sausages and a broad assortment of Asian, southwestern and Caribbean dishes (especially green curries) are just a few of the delicious matches for this wonderfully versatile food wine. Don’t forget to sip some while you cook!