WHAT: J.P. Chenet Chardonnay 2011 (white) Rating: NNN
WHERE: Limoux, France
WHY: All we ask of wines in this price range is that they don't hurt us and don't come in a bottle shaped like a cat or a soccer ball. This Chardonnay from the south of France, despite its droopy physique, more than fits the bill. A summery floral bouquet, agreeable apple-like flavours and crisp, refreshing texture make it a sawbuck success. Try it with Greek salad.
PRICE: 750 ml/$9.95
AVAILABILITY: At selected liquor stores (product #255885)