Bird on a Wire Chardonnay

BOAW’s 2010 Chardonnay was one of the discoveries of last year, and her successor is every bit as beautifully crafted. Intricate poise meets fruit concentration and structural drive, with darting suggestions of orange blossom amidst layers of flinty, funky complexity, over a core of calm, controlled grapefruit and pear. The palate is understated and restrained, with seamless persistence and fine-spun, chalky mineral texture. $40 at Annandale Cellars and direct.