| 1998 Villa Mt Eden Chardonnay "Grand Reserve" Bien Nacido Vineyard|
Santa Maria Valley, California
WB Rating: 89
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $12.00 (K&L)
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay
One of our very favorite buys in Chardonnay, a big, oaky, buttery, nutty tropical-fruity wine with the balancing acidity to make it a delight. Better than virtually any Chardonnay in the under-$20 category, and better than most in the under $30 range. This is a wine that can be savored by itself, with rich chicken or fish dishes, or simply with cheese and a handful of cashews. - HK 2001-07-14
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