2016 was a splendid growing season. I rated it a solid 9.0 on a scale of 0 to 10. Our grape growers really dialed in the proper amounts of fruit left on their vines which were able to fully ripen come September and October. The grape varieties Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot performed exceptionally well. Great – ripe red and black berry flavors, fine grained tannins and modest acidity were what characterizes the fruit which ultimately was utilized in our 2016 Whistle Punk.