Truro Vineyards, Southeastern New England (United States) Chardonnay “Unoaked” 2008

 ($16):  Chardonnay grown on the East Coast rarely achieves the ripeness of its West Coast counterpart, and hence, the wines are sleeker and more vibrant.  This racy Chardonnay from Truro, on Cape Cod and a site better known for its beaches than its wine, fits that mold.  Clean and bright, the citrus notes are unencumbered by oak flavor.  It’s an excellent choice for the region’s seafood. 87 Mar 9, 2010