LDV Winery began to release the 2014 vintage wines over the last few months with more to come. Already released from the 2014 vintage include: Sky Island Grenache, Viognier, and R.E.D. (Rhone Red Blend). Upcoming 2014 wine releases will include a new Grenache, Sky Island Syrah, and three new Petite Sirah bottlings that have been nurtured and cellared for over three years and will be released over the coming months.
2014 was an interesting year with a frost scare early and a lot of rain right before harvest. The wet period resulted in having to drop a lot of fruit, particularly Viognier, because of bunch rot. Overall yields were around average except for the Viognier.
Yields were about four tons per acre, while Viognier averaged two tons per acre. Some things to look for in these wines is more depth and complexity. Our vines are still very young, and this additional year of development helps to further define LDV’s unique vineyard characteristics.
Purchase LDV Winery’s 2014 vintage wines and let us know what you think. Purchase online: https://vinoshipper.com/wines/ldv_winery Or stop by the Tasting Room in Old Town Scottsdale.