It has to be said that my personal criterion for a Chardonnay is that it has to have a distinctive butter note. Well, according to Michael Williams (2007 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition judge ), "The characteristics that we look for in our gold medal winner … a nice creamy butter, fruity … it was a delight to taste." Hmm, a review that compels me to go to Trader Joe's tomorrow and get a bottle. And if I love it, I might just go back and get a case. Hey, at $2 a bottle, we can actually afford it.
Speaking of Trader Joe's... I was actually there this afternoon to buy soup for the party that I am co-hosting tomorrow (or should I say "later tonight?"). I've been meaning to create a list of what I love about TJ's.
- organic items and produce
- Belgian butter waffle cookies
- flowers and potted herb plants
- Pirate's Booty
- friendly staff
- Hawaiian theme
- dedication to be green
- free samples
- chocolate covered bananas
*Here are the links Joel sent to me:
We'll just see if the judges are right!