2006 was a great year in the vineyards. Consistent even temperatures with mild wind and rain during bloom made for nice set. The summer was hot, but not too hot, and typical fall ripening conditions of warm days (80-85) and cool nights (45-50) began in mid-September and continued through October. Our philosophy of picking at optimum flavor maturity saw us picking later maturing Cab the last week of October. Another great vintage from Red Mountain!
The 2006 vintage was a marvelous success for Rockwell Brown Wines. Producing 270 cases of our Bordeaux style blend, we were elated with what we had produced in our very first round of wine from Red Mountain. We received rave reviews and look forward to watching the wine mature into it's true potential. That is if we can resist drinking it all beforehand, as it tastes so good already.