Jean-Luc Colombo 2007 Les Abeilles, Cotes Du Rhone, $20::
Located along the Mediterranean south of Burgundy and north of Provence, the Cotes Du Rhone vineyard is a hidden gem of white wine drinkers. Made from Roussanne and Grenache Gris grapes, the wine features scents of honeydew melon and wild flower with a petrol note. Stored in old barrels, it finishes with a hint of neutral oak.
Where to find it:
Bistro Michel in Sacramento, and Selland’s Market-Cafe in East Sacramento (thekitchenrestaurant.com/sellands).
What to eat with this wine:
Croque Marquis, made with Cure 81 ham, Gruyére, Spinach and poached egg with pommes frites and salad.