The team refers to this vintage as a return to "normalcy". Similar to the 2012 vintage, 2016 spring and summer were textbook with ample growing season length. A warm 2nd and 3rd week in September contributed to rising brix. After modest temperatures in August, the team was wise not to overleaf, a Palmaz property tactic that was worked in previous vintages. By the time harvest was on the horizon so were minor threats of rain. On Oct 2nd, a minor 30 minute isolated rain event occurred that did not delay harvest plans. The wine making team beamed about the quality and were pleased with the significant yields. This will go down as a great vintage for Napa Valley.