Chamisal Stainless Chardonnay 2009, CaliforniaChamisal Vineyards Stainless Chardonnay


Three cheers: Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray! Why? Because this company put both "stainless" and "unoaked" right on the label. Bold. Proud. And, sure, sure, tasty, too!

Although as I happily enjoyed this lovely beverage, Tom was distracted by a background flavor, something that caused him to finally Squishy Spit in hopes that the flavor would somehow reveal itself. Sort of like trying to figure out the name of the actor that goes with the voiceover in a commercial or cartoon. The answer is right there...close your eyes, listen, you'll see the face...aaargh! Nope. Sometimes there is no answer.

Side note: I once answered the phone at midnight and enjoyed a brief chit-chat with Edward Burns: writer, director, actor, distinctively voiced Edward Burns.

Obviously, aroused from my sleep I had nothing interesting to say, but he was charming and it endlessly amused my sons, who had put Mr Burns up to the call.

Even out of a deep sleep, I'd have known that voice anywhere.

But the secretive little note in this wine? Sometimes, there is no knowing, just enjoying. (This wine was gifted to us, but it retails for about $18.)

-- California

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