That would be the 2009 version of Richard Alfaro‘s well-received lindsay-paige.jpgLindsay Paige Vineyard Chardonnay (roughly $25.)

This Alfaro Family Vineyard beauty starts full and pliant and stays that way, from a buttery nose, through a field of toast, apples, hints of jasmine and on to an unexpected (in a good way) mineral and citrus finish. A long one.

An appealing expression of Santa Cruz Mountains terroir, south bank, if you will.