I like Chardonnay, both stainless steel fermented and oaked.  While I was sitting at my computer my husband surprised me with this Palaia 2008 Chard for tasting.

On the nose I got a suttle bouquet of green apple and lime. It didn’t have the bouquet of a strong Chardonnay that I am use to.  The taste was tough…It had a hint of honeydew melon.  The mouth feel was soft, rounded and a little melted butter mixed in. The finish was a tad sweet.

The wine was stainless steel fermented. I like unoaked Chards very much, but I like them with some crispness to it.  This wine lacked even a hint of crispness you would get from steel fermentation.

 Purchase price is $19.99 from their tasting room or website.