Santa Barbara County, California, $24.99
"The 2015 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County reveals aromas of poached pear, smoke, grapefruit pith and peach kernel, framed by light reduction. On the palate, it's glossily textural and medium-bodied, with succulent and lovely balance. Structurally quite open-knit, this is the most accessible of Sandhi's Chardonnays. Drawing on a number of old-vine parcels across Santa Barbara County, this cuvée also benefits from the later press fractions from single-vineyard bottlings." William Kelley, The Wine Advocate 236.