Who could use a nice, unoaked Chardonnay from the Central Coast? I could. And I suspect you could too. Lean and crisp, with bright citrus notes and a fine balance, the 2012 Varner Foxglove Chardonnay is a natural with food. It's also an outstanding value for the price.
Enjoy it with grilled oysters, that shrimp you just threw on the barbie or some grilled salmon. It's a good match for chilled summer soups and composed salads too.
Region: Central Coast
Price: $12 to $15
Style: Lean and crisp
What it goes with: Grilled fish and shellfish, chilled soups, composed salads.
Where to find it: BestWinesOnline, (888) 817-8880, http://www.bestwinesonline.com; DomaineLA in Los Angeles, (323) 932-0280, http://www.domainela.com; Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach, (310) 374-3454, http://www.manhattanfinewines.com; Mission Wines in South Pasadena, (626) 403-9463, http://www.missionwines.com; Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606, http://www.wallywine.com; Wine Exchange in Orange, (800) 76WINEX, http://www.winex.com; the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111 and (800) 678-9463, http://www.whwc.com.