2010 Spellbound California Chardonnay (Previously $12)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Another project of Robert Mondavi and Folio Fine Wine Partners, these excellent values include a delicious 2010 Chardonnay that offers notes of orange marmalade, tangerine oil and lemon blossoms in a fresh, medium-bodied style, revealing a delicate hint of oak in the background. Enjoy it over the next several years.
Winemaker Rob Mondavi, Jr. sourced Chardonnay grapes from predominantly Lodi for this lightly aromatic, balanced wine. It opens with a big taste of ripe golden apples and vanilla, and a slightly tropical finish.
From Spellbound: "The 2009 Spellbound Chardonnay features bright and lush tropical fruit flavors such as pineapple, banana, guava, and kiwi. These bright favors are balanced with notes of vanilla and classic creme brulee. Enjoy this wine on its own or with a variety of cuisine from the Pacific Rim to the fiery Southwest."