This 2004 vintage contains 5% estate Viognier and pours a purple-red in the glass. The nose brings borth blackberries, plums, some eycalyptus and cozy campfires. On the palate, one senses blueberries, blackberries, figs, and smoked meats with thyme. The finish lingers easy and pleasant. $77.60/Club
The 2004 rainy season was dryer than normal with approximately 24 inches of rain than ended by March. This was followed by temperatures in high 80's during the last two weeks of March that stimulated early vineyard growth and budbreak. The season then cooled down through April and May. We had some heat spikes in August and again in September, but the overall temperature was generally cooler than average. All the components of a great growing season.