2011 was our most challenging year to date. Our yield dropped again due to the continuing Eutypa infection and the quality of the grapes was below par due to poor weather conditions. We picked late, in early November and only 0.6 tons. We have no pictores from the harvest; only from the pressing in December 2011 and the bottling in March 2014.
Pressing in December 2011
We pressed in December with Brian Robins attending as a visitor.
Bottling in July 2014
We mixed the 2011 cabernet sauvignon barrel with half of the 2012 Merlot barrel to give the wine more body and then we bottled it in July 2014