WINEMAKER NOTESThe 2019 vintage was a long, ideal growing season for our Leonardini Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Bud break began in late March to early April, leading to a Spring that was mild and dry. Flowering proved to be long and gave way to a healthy set of uniform grape clusters. Summer was also quite warm and long, leading to a cooling effect near the end of the season and into Fall. Throughout the vineyard growing season, there were no heat spikes and the temperatures were steady and even-keel. The consistent summer weather encouraged our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to ripen in mid-September to late October when they were in perfect balance. This 2019 wine was made from hand-selected grapes from our small blocks of clone 8, clone 685 and clone 412 Cabernet Sauvignon in our Leonardini Vineyard.