WHITE ROCK VINEYARDS Reserve Chardonnay 2013
(Napa Valley, California) $62
The single best chardonnay I’ve tasted all year. The long swaths of minerality, the richness, the purity, and the sheer refreshingness of this wine were startling and addictive. Winemaker Chris Vandendriessche declassifies lots that are too fat and buttery! Educated in Burgundy, he came back to California and worked under John Kongsgaard. For a chardonnay maker, it doesn’t get better than that…and the wine is a testament.