A bit warmer than average, the 2016 growing season proved to be a very good one, with near-perfect conditions for growing Pinot Noir. A well-timed cool spell in August slowed ripening down, enabling the fruit to develop evenly to full maturity without sugars being too high. The vines at Champlin Creek are planted on a hillside to Clone 667. The clusters are loose and the berries are very small, which results in a low juice-to-skin ratio. The grapes were picked on September 19th, 2016.