Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Gold Label Chardonnay 2012 ($16)
This is an easygoing, approachable chardonnay with orange blossom, hints of vanilla, and an unexpected and pleasing floral note on the nose. The palate has a steely minerality. For $16, it’s a good quality wine that’s versatile and could make a great hostess gift. Or, bring it to Thanksgiving. It won’t compete with the complexity of the meal, and it’s flexible enough to complement the sides.