Charles Smith Wines 2006 "Holy Cow" Columbia Valley Chardonnay ($12.99)
Transparent straw color with glints of gold. Fresh, delicate apple scent, juicy and gently fruity. Simple and fresh, crisp Granny Smith apples, fully dry and properly acidic. Characteristic un-oaked (or lightly oaked) Chardonnay, bears a closer kinship to a basic Macon or generic Bourgogne than a fat, buttery and oaky New World Chardonnay. Fine if you like that style, and I certainly do. US Importer: N/A (Jan 18, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: A splendid match with the rich aromatics of mahi mahi cooked en papillote with onion, garlic, ginger, lemon and lime, soy sauce, sesame and peanut oils and black and red peppers, the dish featured in last week's 30 Second Wine Advisor FoodLetter.



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