Costing $14.99, with 13.5% alcohol, and scoring 16+ points on the Dionysian 20-point scale, the 2018 Geyser Peak Chardonnay is a Best Buy. Golden straw in color with apple, pear and classic Burgundy notes, the wine will come of age in another five years. It’s enjoyable now, it’s a food Chardonnay.

Served with a buttered pasta, peas and a salad. The Geyser Peak is in Kenwood, California.

The non-specific Californian appellation is negated by its Best Buy price! Chardonnay does well everywhere out West and this excellent bottle proves it. They’ll age, so get them by the case. They’ve been making wine since 1880 and provide everyday drinking wines. In Vino Veritas.