Pear, pineapple, vanilla, and honeysuckle aromas roll up from the glass. Baked pear, fresh pineapple, and vanilla show on the palate, with lemon peel on the finish. The wine is fruity, zesty, and bright. Drink with fried chicken, preferably outside and while sitting on a blanket. Recommended. 87 points. DBH

WHO: Edna Valley Vineyard
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHEN: 2015
WHERE: Central Coast, California
HOW MUCH: $15 (media sample)

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