Wine Find: Bonterra Chardonnay 2010

May 10, 2012

From: Mendocino County, Calif.

Price: $14

Serve with: Salmon, ham, crabs

Bonterra is one of California's largest and most reliable producers of organic wines. More important, from my point of view, is the fact that they're very good wines that won't make you feel like you're consuming them for your health. This Chardonnay would be an excellent value, organic or not. It's made in a breezy, fresh style, with a light application of oak (only 16 percent was put in new barrels). It offers vibrant lemon, apple, pear, spice and vanilla notes and a refreshing, long finish.

--Michael Dresser

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