2019 may stand out as one of the more exceptional vintages in recent memory. Cooler temperatures and stable weather for most of the growing season allowed for slow maturation of flavors without any heat events spiking sugar accumulation in the berries. Although 2019 also saw the devastating Kincade fire in Sonoma County, Pinot Noir and most Chardonnays in the county were harvested by then, so the smoke did not affect the grapes. Overall, look for wines with slightly lower alcohol, higher but integrated acids, and a depth of flavor that you would probably have to go back several vintages to find an equal.
Impressively balanced and beautifully aromatic, the 2016 B.A. Thieriot features the classic minerality and quince palate that is a signature of the vineyard. On the palate, this wine is gorgeous and intriguing with hints of citrus and stone fruit. The powerful fruit is rounded out by a moderate acidity and a lingering finish.