2013 Bethel Heights Casteel Chardonnay
One of the best New World Chardonnays I’ve ever drunk.  Lovely full Chard fruit not overwhelmed by too much oak, and set off by a fine citrus crispness that makes it super with food. This is a serious wine for thoughtful wine drinkers, and will be even better in 2 or 3 years when its rambunctious, adolescent vitality hasmellowed a bit. -Nick Passmore