Mild winter at Reif vineyards was greatly welcomed after several harsh winters of previous years. Spring weather was quite varied but in the end was average. By mid-May the tone had been set for a warm dry season. Timely irrigation and canopy management played critical roles in ensuring grapes could uptake all the required nutrients from the soil and ripen fully. Fall continued with the warm dry pattern that made for a great harvest of this Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.