After several years of drought, 2017 began with abundant rainfall, which replenished soils and helped vines rebound. The mild Spring resulted in extended flowering and a seamless bud break, creating healthy fruit sets. Summer weather was temperate without noteworthy heat spikes. The cool, nights and foggy mornings followed by sunny afternoons allowed the grapes to develop intense flavors and aromas while maintaining a nice acidity. With Labor Day came warm temperatures, which kicked Harvest into high gear. In mid-September, the weather cooled and provided Cabernet Sauvignon with some extra hang-time. This has resulted in an elegant, layered and soon-to-be-celebrated wine.