Wednesday Wine Pick – Each Wednesday I try to find a quality wine that won’t bust the budget. Carson Ridge Chardonnay 2015. This Central Coast California wine is really pretty, shimmering, pale gold color. Nose of honeydew melon, pear, minerals and grapefruit. The flavors are similar; honeyed pear, crisp apple and some minerality. The finish builds to spicy and lingers long with a dose of oak at the very end. This is a very pleasant Chard for about $10. I give it 88 points IMHO. Available at Total Wine.