2014 fruit from our vineyards revealed the highest recorded tannin and color potential yet seen in WA. Our vintage portfolio carries a volume and weight that matched our house style of bold, rich and smooth reds age worthy for decades. Spring 2014 began early with vines growing up healthy again. Flowering on June 1st at Conner Lee Vineyard promised the ripest vintage yet. Summer temperatures were hotter than average with many July and August days over 100F. Verasion was early in August under good conditions, a hallmark of great vintages. Our well managed vineyard blocks had fruit shaded with healthy canopies balancing acidity and sugar ripeness while keeping fruit from sunburn. September was warm and dry and October warm also accelerating harvest. We then picked all our red fruit with ease under clear skies with cold nights at a leisurely pace.