Pine Ridge’s Chenin Blanc/Viogner blend is a true crowd pleaser. Not only is it a very affordable option, but you’ll also look like a wine insider for picking a viogner blend. The wine is bright and juicy, opening with tropical notes of pineapple and pear before finishing slightly off-dry, clean, and crisp.
If you’re looking for an interesting story, Errazuriz Chardonnay Wild Ferment uses the naturally occurring yeast in the grape skins to ferment the wine rather than adding cultivated yeasts. Although it does have an oaky character, only 10 percent of the wine sees French oak; what you are left with is a nuanced wine that still shows intense fruit (in the form of apricot and peach) and good acidity to balance it out.