Kali Hart Vineyard 2003 Monterey County Chardonnay ($18.99)
This clear, light-gold wine breathes good tropical-fruit aromas, fresh pineapple and ripe dates, carrying over over on the palate with a bright and juicy flavor, medium-bodied with a sturdy 14.2% alcohol, well structured with fresh-fruit acidity. Balanced and appealing, no excess of sweet or butter flavors; a fine New World Chardonnay. US Importer: (Jan 10, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: Poultry or fish make sense, preferably in a dish with full, bold flavors to match the wine. It was excellent with an Italian-style dinner of fresh red drum roasted with garlic and plenty of olive oil on a base of fennel, onions and potatoes.

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