Charles Shaw 2000 California Chardonnay ($2.00)
Dubbed "Two Buck Chuck" for its $2 price tag at Trader Joe's stores in California, it's $4 or so at TJ's shops in other states. Very pale greenish-gold. Apple-like aromas, fresh and crisp, add a distinct note of butterscotch with time in the glass. Simple, clean and fresh, just a hint of sweetness; fresh fruit and butterscotch in a simple but crowd-pleasing wine that would be a good value for two or three times the California price. US Importer: (Jan 18, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with clam chowder.

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