The 2018 growing season began with warm winter weather, before things turned cool and rainy in February, which prevented an early budbreak. While the rains continued, things warmed up again in March, providing ideal nutrients and growing conditions for the vines. From June onwards the weather was lovely and temperate, with sunny days and cool nights ensuring excellent flavor development and acid retention in the grapes. As harvest drew near, the weather turned warm providing a final push to ripeness. This diverse vineyard is planted to the classic Dijon clones: 115, 777 and 667. It also has unique heritage selections from the famed Flowers and Calera vineyards. Our sections of Putnam were picked October 2nd, 2018, and the final blend includes all five clonal selections to create a complex expression of Putnam Vineyard.