Some of our favorite white wines are the ones from Chalk Hill from Sonoma County. Owned by noted lawyer, avaitor and vintner Fred Furth and his wife, Peggy, Chalk Hill has turned out some great wines for a number of years.
We're partial to Chalk Hills Chardonnay's and their Sauvignon Blanc's, especially when we eat seafood dishes. Their Sauvignon's are dry, but not too dry where you can't taste the fruit. And their Chard's are smooth without the sour aftertaste that some Chardonnay's can have.
Chalk Hill Winery is in a hilly section of Sonoma County where the Furth's have used contour farming to use large amounts of their acreage for the grapevines. Cindy and I tried to visit the Chalk Hill Winery on our trip to California a few years ago, but they weren't set up for visitors at that time. It now appears that you can make reservations to go to Chalk Hill for tours, tastings and even a culinary tour and tasting.
Chalk Hill wines are tough to find in the Midwest, but you can order directly from Chalk Hill on line.