Buying Guide

Joel Gott 2009 Unoaked Chardonnay (Monterey); $16. Believe me, you won’t miss the oak barrel influence on this wine. It’s so good all by itself. Brightened with crisp Monterey acidity and totally dry, it’s rich in pineapple, tangerine, Meyer lemon, lime, mineral and vanilla flavors that will satisfy your Chardonnay tooth. Editors’ Choice.