This is a beauty of a Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley, elegant and minerally, with some sass to it and a bright acidity that sends you back to the glass for another sip. It's brilliant as an apéritif but ready to escort grilled swordfish, steamed shellfish or even a chicken fricassee to the table. I might try it with fried chicken or sweetbreads too. And certainly with sushi.
Region: Central Coast
Price: About $25
Style: Elegant and focused
What It goes with: Grilled fish, steamed shellfish, chicken fricassee, sushi
Where to find it: Amazing Grapes Wine Store in Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 888-9007, http://www.amazinggrapeswinestore.com; Bacchus Wine Made Simple in