There are few things I enjoy more than a glass of Chablis.

The region just north of Burgundy on France's east side is famous for its chalky white soils, which gives that minerally texture and Chardonnays of lovely power and grace. There are many great producers, my faves being Dauvissat, William Fevre, Louis Michel and of course Domaine Raveneau, who makes highly individually styled wines and is also greatly popular in San Francisco.

Chablis Raveneau

Recently, we enjoyed the 2004 Montée de Tonnerre--his most accessible and affordable wine. This was gorgeous stuff, with stiff, bright acidity, incredibly precise flavors of lemon, pear and apple and that heady, slightly cheesy alive note that is the Raveneau signature.

You can usually pick this stuff up at the Wine Club.