2018 Mietta Pinot Noir
Following the 2017 vintage which I had thought was one of the best I have made, I was super cautious to see fine wines developing out of 2018. I have always been worried when winemakers make exalted claims that each vintage is the vintage of the century.
The wet spring made us fear that another cold wet vintage was on the way, but as November came to an end so did the wet weather. The rest of the season turned out to be one of the most pleasurable that I have witnessed. Cool ripening conditions with just enough rain so that the vines were perfectly set up to produce fruit of exceptional quality. We see if these wines will rival our best years of 2005 and 2017