(From 2012 Vintage) The growing season began a month early, so we pruned long, to make up for any loss if a late frost were to hit the vineyard. Fortunately, there was no frost, and the vines set a heavy crop. Thinning became essential, and balanced the vines for even ripening. On October 17, we harvested and crushed the zinfandel and petite sirah together; after fermentation, they were racked to barrel for twelve months' aging. Approachable now, this appealing wine will maintain its fruit over the next six to seven years.