From Kareem Massoud at Paumanok Vineyards:

"I have been working at Paumanok full time for nine years, and have been
involved since my parents planted the vineyard in 1983, and I can’t
remember a season as good as this one. It’s incredible–knock on wood. I always have to add that because we haven’t picked a single grape
yet, although we may start as early as tomorrow with Sauvignon Blanc.

Since late August, we’ve had day after beautiful day of perfect
ripening conditions. Plenty of sun and blue skies, warm days and cool
nights. I wasn’t here for the full growing season in 88, 93 or 95, but
I believe my father mentioned it reminded him of 88."