Another great harvest is in the barrel. 2014 will be remembered for starting warm and pretty much staying that way; as a result, grapes got ripe quickly. Fortunately, the number of really hot days were limited so sunburn was not a big factor, and the acid and color seemed to hold. Like 2013, we started off with a bang and slowed by October. Quantities were also good and we picked a few more tons than originally planned for.
The red wines can be described as big and showy with nice balance, good color and fairly soft tannins. Oriana has it's typical fruit driven aromas and crispness. 2014, truly a vintage to look forward to.