WHAT: William Fèvre Chile Gran Cuvée Chardonnay 2006 (white) Rating: NNN
WHERE: Maipo Valley, Chile
WHY: The no-vacancy sign has been switched on for some time in the vineyards of France, so it only makes sense that established producers like Fèvre have set up branch plants in the New World. This is a very happy union of the leanness of the classic Chablis style and the fullness of Chile. Let's call it Chilblis.
PRICE: 750 ml/$18.95
AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets as of January 10 (product #45146)