2013 Winegrowing Conditions

Analyses of the climatic influences affecting current growing conditions such as Temperature, Solar Radiation, Wind and Humidity. Weather analyses are based on regional data obtained from the California Irrigation Management Information Systems (CIMIS) Stations and only characterize general growing conditions for the region.


Temperature

The Petaluma Gap experienced mean daily temperatures that effectively echoed historical norms during the month of October. In contrast, however, high temperatures exceeded averages during the month by 4.9˚F while low temperatures trailed averages by -2.5˚F creating diurnal temperature variations that were 7.4˚F greater than average.

During the entire growing season, mean daily temperatures mildly exceeded both historical and 2012 norms by 0.4˚F and 1.0˚F, respectively.  While minimum temperatures remained average, the slightly higher maximum temperatures created greater diurnal temperature variations throughout the growing season by 0.9˚F.

Solar Radiation

Solar radiation levels of 358 Ly/Day were 66.5 Ly/Day or 22.8% higher than average for the month of October.  The clouds that carry fall rains and obscure the sun failed to appear in significant quantities in October, allowing more sunlight to reach the vines.

2013 was a considerably sunnier year as compared to the previous 10 year average by 18.6 Ly/Day or 3.6%. Even though we experienced higher than historical averages, 2012 was even sunnier than 2013 by 10.0 Ly/Day or 1.8%.

Wind

Wind speeds in October were lower than 2012 and the previous 10 year average by 5.9% and 16.2%, respectively. The diminished airflow throughout the region proved not to be a concern due to the overall sunnier, warmer and drier conditions.

Identical to 2012, 2013's growing season's wind conditions lagged historical averages by 4.3%. 

Humidity

October was a considerably dry month with average relative humidity 13.3% lower than 2012 and historical averages. The lower average humidity was primarily due to lower minimum levels as maximum humidity levels were on par with 2012 and the previous 10 year average.

Similar to 2012, 2013's growing season was a modest 1.4% drier than the previous 10 year average.  Unlike 2012 however, 2013's overall drier conditions were due to lower minimum levels as maximum levels were actually higher than average.


2013 Pinot Noir Winemaking Details

Below are the technical wine making details for our 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Our Pinot Noir is made from two lots of two different clones from two different vineyards of Pinot Noir in the Sonoma Coast AVA. Clone 115 is from the Sangiacomo Family's Fedrick Vineyard and the Pommard clone is from their Roberts Road Vineyard.

2013 FEDRICK VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

PRIMARY FERMENTATION

VINEYARDVARIETYCLONE(S)HARVESTTONNAGEVESSEL
FedrickPinot Noir11529-Aug-131.5Stainless Tank

˚BRIXTAMApHYAN
23.56.6TBD3.44TBD
DATEADDITIONSDESCRIPTION
29-Aug-13SO240 (mg/L)
03-Sep-13Tartaric Acid
03-Sep-13Go-Ferm
03-Sep-13Assmanhausen Yeast

2013 ROBERTS ROAD VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

PRIMARY FERMENTATION

VINEYARDVARIETYCLONE(S)HARVESTTONNAGEVESSEL
RobertsPinot NoirPommard26-Sep-132.5Stainless Tank

˚BRIXTAMApHYAN
26.5TBDTBDTBDTBD
DATEADDITIONSDESCRIPTION
26-Sep-13SO230 (mg/L)
01-Oct-13H2O
01-Oct-13Tartaric Acid
01-Oct-13Go Ferm
01-Oct-13Assmanhausen Yeast

2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Winemaking Data

Below are the technical wine making details for our 2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Our Chardonnay is made from two lots of two different clones from two different vineyards of Chardonnay in the Sonoma Coast AVA. Dijon clone 95 is from the Sangiacomo Family's Roberts Road Vineyard and the Dijon 76 clone is from the Price Family's Gaps Crown Vineyard.

2013 GAPS CROWN VINEYARD CHARDONNAY

PRIMARY FERMENTATION

VINEYARDVARIETYCLONE(S)HARVESTTONNAGEVESSEL
Gaps CrownChardonnayDijon 7614-Sep-131.5Stainless / Oak Barrels

˚BRIXTAMApHYAN
25.06.75TBD3.37TBD
DATEADDITIONSDESCRIPTION
14-Sep-13SO235 (mg/L)
17-Sep-13H2O
17-Sep-13Tartaric Acid
17-Sep-13Go Ferm
17-Sep-13Elixir Yeast

2013 ROBERTS ROAD VINEYARD CHARDONNAY

PRIMARY FERMENTATION

VINEYARDVARIETYCLONE(S)HARVESTTONNAGEVESSEL
RobertsChardonnayDijon 9521-Sep-132.5Stainless / Oak barrels

˚BRIXTAMApHYAN
24.97.2N/A3.56TBD
DATEADDITIONSDESCRIPTION
21-Sep-13SO235 (mg/L)
21-Sep-13H2O
21-Sep-13Tartaric Acid
21-Sep-13Go Ferm
21-Sep-13Elixir Yeast
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