2015 was warm and moderate in crop size. So we had plenty of sunshine and warmth (what we call accumulated growing degree days) and not much on the vines to ripen. In viticultural terms the season was a bit like putting a V8 in a Toyota starlet, the car would get you where you wanted to go but just a bit faster than factory standard! What this means in Sauvignon Blanc is that flavours are going to trend to more tropical and be big wines with soft mid palates. The key to this year was retaining some acidity to balance the wines (kind of like adding some big shock absorbers to your starlet post engine replacement!) - it just makes the whole experience a bit more fun. All in all we loved the 2015 year, the wines are super fun to drink and crowd pleasers all round.