Winemakers description: The 2011 harvest year was very cool. The early winter period was abnormally dry with rainfall well below average but March brought over 22 inches of rainfall.
The spring period had cool temperatures along the Sonoma Coast and vine growth was two to three weeks behind normal. Rain in late May and early June prolonged the bloom period and due to the poor weather conditions, fruit set was 30% lighter than expected.
The moderate weather continued into September, and the crop matured uniformly. We harvested delivered the fruit to the winery on October 2, 2011.