Vintage Weather Bud break was the earliest since 1988 yet April, May, and June were colder than normal, resulting in a delayed growing season. But the best was saved for last: the ripening season was especially cooperative with truly miraculous ripening weather for more than 6 weeks. Cabernet Sauvignon was truly excellent this year. The moderate heat during this prolonged period resulted in excellent richness and fruit content. Of the great vintages of the 90’s, the ’95 is a more classical, old-world structure type vintage. During the harvest we thought the finished wine would resemble the 1985 vintage. But during its time in the cellar and after bottling we realized that while this vintage possesses a classic structure there is much riper fruit throughout the wine.
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