Carneros, CA; 14.2% ABV
$4 on 2 May at the San Pablo, CA store
If you like California Chardonnay, this wine is a terrific value. It’s pretty full-bodied, with ripe, zesty fruit of yellow apple, green apple / lime, and lightly buttery, toasted oak. Although I say “full-bodied,” “ripe.” and “buttery,” there’s also good acid of lemon and green apple, making an exuberant but balanced wine. The apple has a slightly caramelized character, so I wouldn’t wait too long to drink it, but it’s delicious now.