A hot vintage left its mark on this wine. “It’s kind of a dream come true,” says Ali. Of course she was referring to the “deliciousness factor” but she also meant that the high temperatures helped to coax some very clean, round flavors from these Chardonnay berries. Ali added a little Dijon clone from White Salmon Vineyard for a little oak to counter the crispness of this straightforward season, crafting a low pH, low alcohol, easy drinker. The team agreed the lemony flavors would go well with summer indulgences such as oysters, buttery seared scallops, and Dungeness crab. It left us hungry for more: more wine, more food, more friends.