I agree with you Tom that Dave's style is take a component (or varietalset) and try to produce an interesting version by blending in smaller amounts of other wines with different flavors/aromas/mouthfeels. In the past Dave has always used his own grapes for this and thus the "estate designation" on his wines. In my opinion the important issue is not "the label" but what is in the bottle. When Dave is blending his own estate grapes, I feel confident that I know that I will like the final blend. While I know that Dave can work wonders with grapes, and might make a wine that I would like/purchase with neighbor's grapes, I would want to taste the final wine before making my decision. On the other hand while there is year to year consistency in the estate wines, they are hardly the same predictable product year after to year. Every vintage is a slightly different version of the theme. This is what I would like to see Dave keep. As I said I am very interested to see how the neighbors cuve and zin turn out this year. For me this is really an exciting development because it allows Dave to explore new horizons in blending.