“Ali’s deep understanding of the science side of wine coupled with a passion for the art of winemaking are what set her apart in a city full of capable winemakers—along with her ability to turn Chardonnay into a near-religious experience.”
-- Paul Zitarelli, Full Pull Wines
Our team sat down together to taste wines and this was the one that shut everyone up – a pretty impressive feat with this crew. “I LOVE THIS WINE,” Ali finally shouted in a quiet whisper. “This is a Champion,” agreed Roman. “It has so much strength! This is ‘fireplace Chardonnay’: I could drink it Winter,” enthused Peter. And then, there was Moises. Moises does not say much because he’s always absorbed in the music streaming through his earbuds. In our entire tasting, this was the one wine he commented on: “If I had to describe this wine it would be old Jazz. I love deciphering each sound and where it lands and old Jazz has these complex layers of sound you can pick and choose from. Kind of like the flavors in this wine.” And Moises nailed it. There is a lot going on in this wine: it is complex, layered, delicate, and pretty. “It goes on forever and ever,” says Ali. “This is the best Chardonnay we have made to date...Though I’m afraid the 2017 might be even better.” Only 42 cases were produced so it will be gone before Summer even gets here. Stock up so you’re not struggling through the dog days – or fireplace Chardonnay season – without it.