The light, straw-yellow hue of this wine immediately reveals the fact that it is anything but another overblown Chardonnay. Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks and older French Oak barrels, the Frog’s Leap Chardonnay eschews the heavy vanilla and buttery flavors typical of high-maloactic, high-alcohol wines. Instead, aromas of pear and melon give way to the lighter, more delicate aromas of peach blossoms and a slight floral note. The wine enters the palate cleanly and brightly with flavors of green apple, citrus, and a hint of vanilla balanced by the wine’s acid, not to mention its racier mineral-and-slate essence. Fresh and vibrant, this Chardonnay €nishes clean and tart, practically begging for the next sip-making it a great food wine.