2013 was a most extraordinary vintage. An above average warm summer threatened to produce wines with high alcohol and a forced early pick lessening the phenolic development of the wines. What first appeared to be more bad news on top, an unusually wet system rolled in shortly before harvest threatening to wash out the vintage, but instead for those vineyards that could hold up, it allowed additional hang time and moderation of sugars to produce much more balanced and complex wines than otherwise would have been possible. As in past vintages, the 2013 LUX is a marriage of select lots of Pommard and 777, a traditional distinctive blend from Luminous Hills estate vineyard, drawing upon the darker more voluptuous qualities of the Pommard on lower elevation sedimentary soil, balanced with the more elegant red fruit character of the 777 on the upper elevation Jory volcanic soils. As in the past vintages the LUX has been made, the signature of this wine is its enveloping luxury, complexity and length.