|Drinking Start Year||2015|
|Drinking End Year||2018|
Juicy pear, passion fruit, and super ripe blood orange dominate on both the nose and palate. The mouthfeel is weighty and filling. The higher alcohol is balanced out with a medium acidity, showing the hallmarks of Sauvignon Blanc in a hot and dry year. Best enjoyed well chilled.
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. Winter arrived precipitously and with it, a record icewine harvest.