The 2019 vintage commenced with bud break in late March, after a cold February and yearly precipitation 16% above average. Though the growing season started 10 days late, temperatures were slightly warmer than average from April on, helping the vines to catch up. A rain event in May gave the vines an extra drink, though also increasing mildew pressure. The warm temperatures helped to achieve wines with great phenolic, acid, and flavor balance. The 2019s have slightly riper, more forward personalities than the 2018s, while retaining great poise and elegance.