It began with mild, warm weather during the winter and early spring. However, by the late spring and continuing into the early summer, the daily temperature turned surprisingly cool. As a result of the long-term cool conditions, bud-break and flowering were delayed by two weeks. There was also enough rain to annoy growers who in this semi-arid region are not familiar with summertime rain. Characterized as a cool and long growing season,1995 was a moderately sized crop and the harvest extended well into October. When summer arrived, the grapes began a slow, steady ripening process.
See best producers
Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vyd), Col Solare, Hedges Cellars, Hyatt, Kestral, Quilceda Creek, Apex, Arbor Crest, Woodward Canyon Old Vines. This was an odd growing season. Though the Cabernets are ripe and solidly built, Merlot was the standout in this vintage.