Windy, rainy, cold Sonoma Coast is no sunny Napa, so you must respect those who successfully produce great wine from this area of northern California. Sustainably farmed, their estate fruit is gorgeous. This chardonnay has soft and muted vanilla, peaches, nectarines and a creamy lemon tart finish. A veritable fruit bowl of flavors. Worth the extra dough. 4 stars out of 5. Sweetness=2 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $44
Taylor is a self-proclaimed Southern foodie, turned Californian food, wine, and gardening hipster.