After a lower temperature – but steady – growing season in Lake County, the fruit is finally in!!! We finished picking September 6th with great result. The grapes came in between 20 and 22 brix and are showing that distinctive Dancing Crow balance of stone fruit aromas with bright acidity and full, ripe flavors. Our winemakers David and Katharine DeSante have been meticulously tending to this new addition to the Dancing Crow Family, through pressing and fermentation processes. Our South African and Bordeaux yeasts have been added to different batches of the juice and have had their little yeast party. We are already noticing aromas of pear, papaya, peach, and lemon custard. The 2016 looks to be another well-balanced and complex vintage; showing off the true potential of Lake County to make exceptional Sauvignon Blanc.