[easyazon_infoblock align=”right” identifier=”B00OI5466M” locale=”US” localize=”y” tag=”thirs028-20″]Chile’s 2013 vintage was one of the driest and hottest on record. From north to south, heat was an unavoidable issue. These extreme conditions accelerated fruit maturation and moved harvest up three to four weeks earlier than usual. The yields were a bit larger than average, and the Pinot Noir fruit quality was very good. 2013’s concentrated grapes made for red wines with ripe fruit flavors and soft tannins, and white wines showing intense aromas and bright acidity on the palate.