Here we go again - another new release from Oakridge and more fawning praise from the wine media. The simple fact is David Bicknell is making some of the best chardonnays anywhere in Australia - and this offers terrific value for money. From a stellar Yarra Valley vintage, it is a blend of grapes from several regions of the Yarra and is everything you'd expect from an Oakridge chardy; fresh, clean and minerally with beautifully poised acid. It's steely with the meerest breath of oak, but with hints of creaminess on the palate to add textural interest. And it can often be found on special well below the RRP of $23.