Our 2011 Napa harvest was lighter and later than other vintages. Early autumn rains prompted many growers and wineries to harvest their grapes at lower Brix, but we took our chances and successfully weathered the storm so that we could pick fully ripe grapes of the highest quality. Our Cabernet grapes fortunately were unaffected by the rain and the finished wine is incredible. Dry weather and sunshine then provided ideal ripening and picking conditions both in our Estate Vineyards and the Las Piedras Vineyards. Due to the wonderful weather in the weeks before our harvest, our 2011 Cabernets are beautiful in color, and have deep, complex flavors, making this vintage very special.