2013 was a wonderful growing season along the Sonoma Coast. Early abundant winter rainfall with warmer and drier weather in February led to budbreak in early March and the onset of flowering the second week of May. With unusual timing, the estate experienced three inches of rainfall near the end of June, raising concerns for mildew pressure. Fortunately, cool and windy weather brought mitigating air-flow into the vines. In the end, the rainfall was greatly appreciated by the vines after a very dry spring. The first signs of veraison appeared the third week of July, and the continuation of moderate temperatures and sunny weather prevailed through the end of the growing season, allowing us to steadily bring in the fruit at optimum ripeness.