2009 Budini Chardonnay
It’s a good rule of thumb that if your wine has a cartoon animal on the cover, it probably is pretty terrible. Or if not exactly terrible, verrrrrry boring.
So, I was skeptical when I bought this Chardonnay, but it was $5 on closeout and Parker gave it 90 points, so sue me.
What do you know, it’s great. Not amazing, but very, very drinkable. Light (but present) oak is more than balanced by refreshing lemony acidity. Liked it a lot.
Will now live the rest of my life regretting not buying more.