2009 VINTAGE Late spring rains kept 2009 from becoming another drought year. While rainfall was two-thirds of normal, the timing was optimal for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon. These late rains coupled with the lack of frost and a temperate growing season, resulted in a notable harvest of exceptional quality.
Our harvest began in the pre-dawn hours of October 5. From our benchland Block 4, we handpicked 2.9 tons of fruit. From Block 7 creekside, we garnered 2.3 tons. Upper Block 6, against the forest perimeter, yielded 2.1 tons. The lengthy, mild summer allowed fruit to hang under near-ideal conditions for a long time resulting in deliciously ripe berries with lush soft tannins.