With the 2018 vintage we continue the mission statement of this wine: evolve. This being the fourth installment, we are starting to see a theme for Five Forks. Petit Manseng desires the spotlight, wants to lead (it’s an extrovert, a little type A), and Sauvignon blanc is happy to be the right hand. We see this as a foundational agreement between the grape varieties that allows us to begin to refine our technique in the cellar and work in the vineyards. We continue to experiment and blend around these two, and this year we used Chardonnay for the first time, and while it has never worked in the blending before, this time it was essential to the finish work. Will it return in 2019? We look forward to finding out.