Palate

It has a rich texture, lots of complexity and focused on ripe fruit.

Growing Conditions

The 2018 vintage at Spring Valley was extremely compressed over a 4 week period. The winter was somewhat warm compared to 2017. Spring was very wet and summer was very hot and dry contributing to low yields. Also, we did not experience really high temperatures unlike that of June 2015. Occasional fires in surrounding areas filtered the sunlight and delayed Harvest. First pick was on September 5 and last pick was on October 8.