With a warmer than usual February, bud break came early, in the first week of March. Two weeks later, the 80% of normal annual rains ended. May and June were warmer than normal, giving the vines a good start. After that, the growing season was long, dry and mild, with only a few brief heat spikes moderated by the cool climate. Thus, the Bordeaux varieties have fully ripened flavors. Tannins are highly extractable and color is intense. Truly, a fine vintage.