2013 was a warm, very dry year brought on by the second year of drought, with the Westside of Paso Robles receiving some of the lowest amounts of rainfall on record. A warm and very dry spring brought bud break several weeks ahead of normal, but was thankfully frost free. The advanced spring growth put in place a timeline that resulted in an early start to harvest. We saw reduced yields, small canopies, and very concentrated fruit resulting in wines with immense power, structure, and lofty alcohols. Considered by many to be one of the best vintage of the last decade.