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. At the same time, the heavy winds that keep Rodgers Creek cool did their job, allowing us to give the grapes a few more precious weeks on the vine. Our block of Pommard Clone Pinot Noir from Rodgers Creek was harvested by hand in the cool, early morning hours of September 26th, 2018.