An early ripening harvest, 2014 fruit from our vineyards yielded record color and tannin. Our vintage portfolio carries a volume and weight that matched our house style of rich and smooth age-worthy reds. Spring broke buds and flowered early. Summer temperatures were hotter than average with many July and August days over 100F. Verasion was early under good conditions, together hallmarks of great vintages. Our familiar old vine blocks had fruit shaded with healthy canopies balancing acidity and sugar ripeness while keeping fruit from sunburn. By October, the vintage was record breaking in total heat units and cool picking weather was welcome.