After an extremely variable winter, the 2018 vintage began with an abundance of sunshine and heat alongside adequate rainfall. The extreme heat experienced throughout the summer and early fall allowed most grape varieties to ripen without difficulty, but in some cases harvest was early due to the increased pressure of humidity later in the fall. This vintage was well suited for the production of aromatic whites. The Gewurztraminer Riesling is highly aromatic with green apple, lychee, pink grapefruit and rose petal characters. The palate follows nose, with the addition of honey, ripe peach, tangerine and subtle undertones of honeydew melon. This wine works well on its own, but consider foods higher in chili-driven spice, like Pad Thai and Indian Madras curry and lean, flaky fish like pan seared wild striped bass. This wine also pairs well with comfort foods like chicken wings, pot pie and BLT sandwiches.