WHAT: Amayna Chardonnay 2008 (white) Rating: NNNN
WHERE: Leyda Valley, Chile
WHY: This well-respected, relatively small-scale family-owned winery produces quality stuff, and the Chardonnay is no exception. Nuttiness, candied fruit, fig, caramel and a lively mouth feel all come into play. If you happened to be grilling a bit of lobster with tarragon this weekend, pair it with the Amayna. May be more than you're used to shelling out for a Chilean wine, but it's still a deal.
PRICE: 750 ml/$25.95
AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets as of March 31 (Product #76265)