100% Merlot. A beautiful growing season opened with a mild spring that led to an early budbreak and bloom. Despite the low rainfall,there were healthy canopies and full clusters. As this was the first year with this vineyard, time was spent and learning about the fruit development. The summer months were moderate and leaves were pulled to give the fruit adequate exposure. Since the western part of the vineyard ripened ahead of the east, the two harvested sides separately capture the proper maturity throughout the block.