“I think this is a really pretty wine.” says Ali. A sweltering growing season on Red Mountain led to a numbers spike with this classic Chardonnay, so we picked very early to give ourselves some room to play. It was the right decision. “We’re growing up here,” added Ali, “this is a bigger, more powerful, elevated Chardonnay.” A little oak on the nose but rich salinity on the palate gives it an almost Old World balance. We all agree it’s a pretty wine but also one that packs a punch, with body robust enough to compliment some of the summer greats: earthy grilled meats, garlicky Caesar salad, and buttery, herbed breads.