Pulido Walker Melanson Cabernet 2012
The 2012 growing season proved an occasion for rejoicing throughout Napa Valley. The return to normalcy after successive years of trying conditions and weather extremes was a tremendous relief. On Pritchard Hill, the vintage was nearly ideal from budbreak to harvest. Ample ground moisture early in the growth cycle produced a very good set in the Melanson Vineyard. This healthy crop load and moderate summer temperatures with no rain allowed us to hang the fruit unperturbed until maturity.