This is our second vintage in a slightly different twist from our traditional mode with this vineyard. It was made without assistance by cultured yeasts. As those who have been with us for several years or more understand, I am not prone to major swings in technique. While this is not major change, it is still significant and has been approached in a measured way. I have high hopes for this tack. It gives a different kind of focus to the fruit than years before (like using a different lens), but at the same time it seems to have also integrated the fruit, yeast and oak more rapidly as well. I expect it to age as long as usual, and I feel that this new twist will yield a longer ‘sweet spot’ for consumption. This is one I personally plan to keep on the heavy side for the library.