Winemakers description: Preseason rainfall was higher than normal in 2019. We typically see slightly later budbreak in wets years, which delays the phenological stages for the entire vintage, including bloom, veraison, and harvest.
This worked to our advantage in 2019. With adequate canopy and moisture to endure early summer heat spikes, our Cabernet Sauvignon was able to ripen well into the last weeks of October under ideal, temperate growing conditions.
This led to Cabernet Sauvignon with extraordinary fruit intensity and depth of color.