The 2018 vintage was a return of cooler weather (such as 2010 & 2011). Another winter with
rain was helpful in supplying the soil and plants with water. Spring was cooler than normal,
but no significant frost events. With the cool spring, budbreak was delayed by 2-3 weeks. No
extreme weather during set, which helped with good set and good yields. Summer was warm
and promoted ripeness, but late summer and early fall were much cooler than past vintages
and pushed harvest well into November. Despite the long drawn out harvest, crop levels
were ample and fruit matured with excellent flavors and plenty of acid.