A few years back, veteran winemaker Dave Crippen decided to pick his Viognier earlier. “I learned from Jed Steele that my wines need acidity to get away from overripeness and flabbiness,” he says. That lesson shows in this crisp wine, where the tanginess offsets the slightly sweet Meyer lemon, green apple, peach and peppery spice flavors. Most of the grapes were grown at the well-regarded Mohr Fry Ranches, in Lodi, with a little Sèmillon from Amador. The brand is from Renwood.