WHAT: Beringer Founders Estate Chardonnay 2006 (white) Rating: NNN
WHERE: Napa, California
WHY: I was brought up eating sugar, chemicals and fat, and I like ’em, except maybe the chemicals. So I have no problem jumping on this fat, oaky, chunks-of-pineapple-in-caramel wine. A respectable counterbalance of acidic zip makes this a winner. Buy it in Buffalo, where you can get it for as little as $7.99 U.S.
PRICE: 750 ml/$18.95
AVAILABILITY: At most liquor stores (product #534230)