Reaching for the stars 2011 Spencer Hill Coastal Ridge Chardonnay, $35 Nelson winemaker Phil Jones makes a mean chardonnay. And I don’t mean he’s sparing us the big bodied, creamy flavours which characterise this most popular of all white wines. On the contrary. This is driven by a tangy taste with savoury, oat meal aromas, ripe peacharine flavours and a long finish. From specialist stores or Joelle Thomson – The Dominion