With drought conditions persisting throughout the growing season, significant rainfall in January caused both welcome relief and concern for disease potential. Fortunately damage was minimal with canopies drying quickly and little impact on fruit quality. Yields, particularly for red varieties, were well below average because of the drought, leading to accelerated berry ripening. This called for quick decision making in the vineyard to ensure fruit was picked at optimum flavor development. The end result is a wine with excellent depth of color, weight and tannin structure. The result is a wine that is deep crimson in color with lifted blackberry, plum and cedar aromas with hints of eucalyptus and violets. Dark berry fruits, fruit pastille flavors and savory spice give this wine a rich, mouthfilling palate which is complemented by lingering tannins. Generous flavor length completes this Cabernet Sauvignon.