2019 Friends & Family
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The 2019 growing season was what many would consider a near-perfect and 'classic' vintage. March and April received heavy rainfall, allowing the vines to soak up and nourish the robust and soil-enriching cover crops. Late rains in May were followed by summer heat that caused canopies to push as our vineyard managers rallied to manage their vigorous growth. We saw very few heat spikes throughout the warm (but not hot) summer months, giving the grapes the luxury of an extended hang time. Optimal growing conditions rsulted in one of the highest yields in recent history, bearing gorgeous fruit with vibrant color, balanced structure and brilliant acidity.