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This is a vintage defined by our focus and attention to detail in the vineyards. The year began with cool spring temperatures and moderate rainfall that pushed bud break, flowering, and fruit-set back two weeks. These cooler temperatures continued into the summer months, making canopy management essential. A warm September allowed the grapes to achieve full flavor development. In early October, our experienced viticulturists responded to early rains with careful canopy management, select crop removal, and a lot of patience. The rain was followed by four weeks of Indian summer that allowed the remaining grapes to ripen more fully. Our team used selective picking and careful sorting to ensure that only perfect grapes reached the tanks, and ultimately the finished 2011 Quintessa.