Chappellet 2009 Napa Valley Unfiltered Chardonnay.  I have to admit, we are big fans of Chappellet.  We joined their wine club many years ago after a visit to the winery. 

This Chardonnay has a nose of oak and butter.  On the palate I get strong buttered popcorn, honeydew melon with a slightly bitter finish.

This ACVS 2007 Chardonnay was the disappointment for the week.  Not sure where we purchased this from.  It’s produced from grapes from the Arroyo Grande Valley’s Talley Vineyard.  There were 335 cases of this Chardonnay produced by Miura Vineyards. 

The nose seemed a little off but when we took a sip, we knew.  It had that almond taste with a tiny hint of butter on the finish.  It had begun to turn.  Not to worry, no wine goes to waste in this house.  We cooked with it.