The 2019 growing season started off late with budbreak and flowering beginning in June. The grapes would be playing catch up for the rest of the season. Summer was surprisingly even, not too hot or cool nor too wet or dry. These favorable conditions allowed the grapes to ripen slowly while maintaining acidity and aromatic complexity. The lack of rainy weather kept disease pressure low. We were blessed with a promising fall allowing grapes to fully ripen well into late October and early November. A classic vintage of Rkatsiteli vibrant with grapefruit, anjou pear, orange oil, lemon peel, and lemongrass all tied together with a profound sense of mineral depth. Ample in flavor and generous in acidity.