2018: We kind of cruised into the 2018 harvest, after an early bud break and bloom, a comfortably
warm spring, and those precious, cool, summer evenings that make our eyes light up. The stellar
prospect of the vintage was heightened by a “cool” final ripening compared most of the previous
five. Perfectly ripe, but not overly so. Zero disease pressure, thanks to coastal and ridge-top
breezes and the absence of rain. Rich flavors with an edge of restraint, combined with the lift of
gentle acidity. Textbook perfect from our vantage, and worthy of all the hype.