At the risk of championing another chardonnay, I can’t help but be enthusiastic about one of the great California benchmarks of this varietal. honey, honey, honey. yum

I paired the Newton with a blue cheese bruschetta, inspired by a version I tasted in my recent travels. Toast sourdough bread until crispy, rub with garlic, drizzle with olive oil, cover with crumbled stilton (or any other blue) and drizzle generously with honey.