Kathy’s Pick: 2014 Pine Ridge Chardonnay, Sale Price $27.00 (reg. $33.00)

Normally I’m not a huge fan of Napa Valley Chardonnays, most being a little heavy handed with the oak and malolactic fermentation. But this wine is completely different from what I was expecting. The oak nuances are not over-powering, and the result is a Chardonnay with tropical fruits and fresh pineapple and citrus notes, followed by lemon curd and a little vanilla on the clean, bright finish. Surprise yourself and take one home today.