If you’re ever thinking you might want to be drinking more French, try this Burgundian-style chardonnay. Compared to many California chardonnays this wine is refined; in Burgundy, it would  be a beautiful everyday wine. The wine has typical aromas and flavors of earth, lime, limestone with apricot on the end-palate. Fruit and some minerality in the citric finish. Balance as well as substance, without an outrageous price.

Well-recommended: 91 points — Becky Sue Epstein

WHO: Amici Cellars

WHAT: 100% chardonnay

WHERE: Sonoma Coast, California

HOW MUCH: $26 (media sample)