The last harvest of the millennium proved to be a year to remember. The 1999 harvest brought on both patience and courage. This harvest will go down in Californias winemaking history as one of the latest and longest, with spring rains and cool weather pushing harvest back four to six weeks. Fortunately, Mother Nature began to cooperate in late September with a warming trend, thus ripening our vineyards to full maturity. Despite the lateness of the harvest, wines from various regions of the state showed a consistently forward fruit character and stunning acidity, giving our Vin Blanc its lively, floral personality.