2009 Gallo Chardonnay Russian River Valley Signature Series $20
Swooning over the suppleness of this immensely enjoyable Chardonnay, I am reminded of the fact that though wine is often marketed by large corporations, it is made by people. This well-crafted example is more proof that there are dedicated folks doing wonderful things behind the scenes at even the largest of brands. Though normally retailing in the neighborhood of $30, I found this on a closeout shelf for $20 - and would scoop up as much as I could find at this price. With Wianno oysters, it was sublime.