This variety was often mixed up with chardonnay in the vineyards of Burgundy because the clusters look so similar. They both make full-bodied wines. Pinot blanc, however, has very discreet fragrance and generally low acidity, giving it a short shelf life. Look for Italian and Alsatian versions, which are very affordable, at around $10 to $12 the bottle. They are full bodied an unoaked. Serve with Coquille Saint-Jacques, lemon chicken, or pasta with a cream sauce. California versions are generally very oaky, and are hard to distinguish from a heavily oaked chardonnay. Serve these with red snapper with homemade tartar sauce, halibut in beurre blanc, cracked crab, or roast chicken.