Esser Vineyards Tech Sheets
The harvest was earlier and lighter than in prior years, yet the quality was not suffering. The unusual weather patters and effects of the drought caused some stress on the vines, which lead to conservation in flavors, resulting in rich, complex and balanced wine.
2014 turned out to be an almost picture perfect year with ample winter and spring rains. After a good set the summer temperatures were moderate with no prolonged heat spikes. Cool afternoon breezes from the Pacific allowed the grapes to mature evenly attaining full flavors, ideal sugar levels as well as bright acidity.
2013 was an almost picture perfect growing season. Reasonable winter and spring rains, a good stand no prolonged heat spikes during the summer months made this an almost worry free vintage for the viticulturists. The fruit was sourced from six sustainably farmed vineyard blocks from Monterey and Arrayo Seco of Monterey County, areas that benefit from the cool late afternoon breezes of the Pacific Ocean and the generous sunshine during the day.
Las Palmeras Tech Sheets
2013 & 2014 vintage
Below are the tech sheets for Appellation Ventures Las Palmeras brand 2014 vintage Red Blend, 2014 vintage Chardonnay and the 2013 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon in one file.