Aah the California Chardonnay, the wine that is painted with a singular brush. Fear not, the Chardonnays coming out of California are diverse, exciting and expressive of their place. The days of of overoaked and flabby Chards are hopefully well behind the varietal. The Jespersen Ranch transports you immediately to the rugged beaches surrounding San Luis Obispo. There is a hint of salinity in the wine that is a wonderfully enticing. The Mindego Ranch from newcomer Sandar & Hem, is distinctly SCM while clearly influenced by the stalwarts of Burgundy. Well integrated, light oak gives way to a wonderful, linear wine that is restrained and yet approachable. Finally, the quintessential Sonoma Coast Chardonnay from Peay. Lean and lovely, the Sonoma region has been a go to source for cooler climate Chardonnay that ripens slower and with more intent. Enjoy California Chardonnay like never before from San Luis Obispo to Sonoma, these Chardonnay show the wide range of geographic expression and all the beauty of the Coast.