|Drinking Start Year||2017|
|Drinking End Year||2022|
The cooler 2013 vintage offers a classic nose of fine white pepper, fresh black cherry, plum, and perfumed violet. Fresh fruit, sweet vanilla and savoury notes combined with bright acidity create a complex but lively mouthfeel. Silky tannins laced with floral notes linger on the finish.
2013 started off well with a mild winter, and bud break was only slightly delayed by the cool spring. The warmth of August and September balanced the slow arrival of summer heat and dryness. October's on-average warmer daytime temperatures, combined with cooler nights, helped to increase sugars while maintaining good acidity in the fruit. There was little mildew concern despite summer/fall humidity, and pest pressure was low as well. Thanks to the higher overall moisture levels of the growing season, we had greater crop volumes in most whites and quick-ripening reds. Early fall frosts allowed for fast grape desiccation in later-ripening reds, leading to excellent flavour concentration. Harvest dates were near Stratus-normal.