If you listen to the winemakers, every year is a vintage of the century. Who among winery people is going to prejudice people against a vintage, especially one which will be long in terms of quantity? The quality is certainly acceptable. It was an early vintage over much of California, and that means short hang times and ripening under hotter conditions than the previous couple of years. On the other hand, that means no problems getting fruit ripe, certainly a problem in 2011 in cooler areas.