As the record floods of February 1986 subsided, our vineyards emerged largely unscathed. The storms were followed by a two-week warm spell that accelerated bud break, resulting in the longest growing season we have ever had. Uncertain weather during bloom reduced the crop significantly but led to a greater concentration of flavor in the fruit at harvest time.
96 points from Wine Spectator, James Laube, December 15, 1990 issue
100% Silverado Vineyard
September 25 and October 4 and 29, 1986
20 days of skin contact
7.40 g/L TA