Our harvest started with Sauvignon Blanc on August 12th and ended October 4th with our Cabernet Sauvignon Late Harvest. The overall fruit quality for the 2013 vintage is very high, similar to the 2012 vintage with higher yields. Certain varietals that really shined this year as far as expressive varietal character were Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
All show beautiful mature ripe fruit, nice balance of acidity, mouthfeel, and are barrel age worthy wines. I’m extremely happy with all our new members of the Callaway wine family and look forward to all of you trying this outstanding vintage in the very near future.