Our third vintage from this special site farmed by special people, I am very excited by what we have been seeing from here. It is a wonderful convergence between old-world sensibility, new world cool-climate material informed by a typically generous and gentle fall season. 2009 gave us plenty of time to decide when to harvest and what kind of style we wanted to dress this beautiful entity with. I chose a slightly more generous path than the previous vintage. It still has the tension and great complexity of the past two vintages from this site. Blue, red and black fruits all take turns at center stage. Quite generous and concentrated, it should continue to improve over the next few years.