Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Chardonnay is consistently one of the finest from California. But this one from the winery’s Saratoga line ― designed to showcase the Santa Cruz Mountain terroir ― is a real find at this price. The fruit is right there in the first sip. Light on the oak, the 2007 Saratoga Chardonnay carries a gentle lilt of citrus and a touch of anise. Like its big brother, it is Burgundian in style, grace in a glass.
Santa Cruz Mountains
About $23 to $28
Lean and focused
● What it goes with:
Copper River salmon, lobster and crab.
By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
(McClatchy-Tribune Information Services)