Unlike the more challenging conditions of the previous year, 2007 was fairly temperate. The New Year began with a dry, warm January before the balmy temperature gave way to mild rains
in February and March, causing a slightly later budbreak. Light rain in April provided a favorable flowering in early June. The moderate summer had no extreme heat spikes, and instead brought misty mornings, which are common to this unique coastal climate, giving the fruit an opportunity to mature at a steady and unhurried pace. Harvest began around Labor Day in a few early-ripening blocks. Later ripening blocks enjoyed cool, mild weather in mid-September which allowed for the optimal ripening of the rest of the grapes and resulted in a spectacular harvest.
Upon release, Pinot Noir from the 2007 vintage is showing lively personality and rich fruit, while remaining extremely well-balanced with an elegant structure. Although this seductive wine is approachable now, notable acidity will allow for aging. Pinot Noirs from the 2007 vintage make an elegant statement and marry well with a variety of foods.