Reflecting on our 2013 vintage with Winemaker Michael Beaulac and Assistant Winemaker Jason Ledbetter.
The 2013 Vintage was nothing short of ideal. From the growing season being long without any heat spikes, to the harvest having nearly no rain. The long warm growing season led to ideal phenolic material in the grape skins with wines showing remarkable color and easy extractable tannin.
The dry harvest gave the winemaking team the ability to pick at will as we saw no heat spikes and no rain in the future, we were able to meticulously pick fruit at will. Coming off a spectacular Vintage in 2012 it is hard to believe we would be blessed with an even better Vintage in 2013, but early indications all point to 2013 being extraordinary with broad rich palates while maintaining all the elegance and nuance of 2012. http://www.pineridgevineyards.com/tasting-tours#napavalley #winemaking