Wente Vineyards 2009 Riva Ranch Chardonnay:
This medium-bodied Chardonnay has a rich, golden color and aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, honey, cinnamon and light floral notes balance by subtle oak, butter and vanilla. It has a round mouth feel and a long, fruity finish.
Where to find it:
Ravenous Café on Greenhaven Drive (ravenouscafe.com), BevMo (bevmo.com) throughout the region, Total Wine & More (totalwine.com) in Roseville and at the winery (wentevineyards.com) in Livermore.
What to eat with this wine:
Jumbo lump crab cakes with roasted purple Peruvian potatoes, green beans and a sweet corn pan sauce.