On the heels of a picture-perfect 2013 growing season, the 2014 vintage was another beaut. Spring came early and lasted long, with temperate conditions and ideal temperatures. Cool nights and overcast mornings followed by breezy warm afternoons made the summer months ideal for even ripening and good flavor development. Excellent harvest-time conditions allowed us to let the grapes hang until optimal ripeness was achieved. At the winery, the fruit was destemmed, but not crushed, and placed into small open-top fermentation bins and allowed to cold soak before fermentation.