2018 Columbia Valley Malbec
Vintage Notes: Although the wildfires have set up residency in the past few years, 2018 did not seem to have the sunscreen affect that 2017/2016 had. The summer was hot and dry extending into the beginning of picking time, but by August 30th temperatures started to drop in the evening and then it gave way to cooler temperatures and a little rain. It gave the grapes a good rinse and eased a bit of the water stress on the vines. The vines did see some disease pressure, but nothing that required intervention in the vineyard or in the cellar. All and all a wonderful vintage and happy the grapes reached their full potential.