The 2021 vintage was a well-deserved easy vintage in the Napa Valley. The vintage will be remembered for low yields with intense-flavored, small-sized berries and a smooth and uneventful harvest. The lack of rain during Winter and Spring put every grower to work early in the season to assure vines were receiving enough water and nutrients. At Ehlers Estate, we have three wells that supply enough water when needed, plus we work with Tule sensors and second drip lines to ensure precise irrigation. Our yields were only 20% down, which was much better than forecasted. With very few heat events, mild temperatures during the growing season allowed flavor and phenolic development to happen slowly. Our Sauvignon Blanc was harvested in mid-August, while the red wine harvest started a few weeks earlier than previous years.