An elegant aroma of yeast and toast and cedar to begin, with a hint of fresh grass then lemon and raspberry on the palate. A tropical note, then peach skin acidity with honey in the finish. Enjoy as an aperitif.

Highly recommended — BSE

WHO: J Vineyards & Winery

WHAT: 54% chardonnay, 43% pinot noir, 3% pinot meunier

WHERE: Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California, US

HOW MUCH: $30 (media sample