In Chablis, the northernmost vineyards in Burgundy, 2002 turned out to be a stellar vintage, one of those years when the minerality, the concentration, the acidity and the ripeness produce a wine that rings like a bell. This entry-level village Chablis from Daniel Dampt is everything textbook Chablis should be, and a terrific summer wine at an affordable price.
S. Irene Virbila
Price: About $15
Style: Crisp and minerally
Food it goes with: Oysters and clams on the half shell, chilled Dungeness crab, grilled salmon
Where you find it: Available at fine wine shops