The 2011 season was fraught with many weather related challenges. Our viticulture team however, was up to the task, carefully managing the vineyard and providing us fruit with near perfect ripeness levels. Winter rains were plentiful and lasted well into the late spring and early summer. The summer growing season was unseasonably cool. Harvest was temperate and canopy management was key to achieve optimal ripeness in the grapes. Unwelcome rains came later into harvest. Fortunately, much of our fruit was already picked and safely at the winery.