I'm back for another infrequent appearance. I had to put in a good word for the bottle of wine I'm telling you about today..
I paid $13.99 for this bottle of Chablis from Garagiste. You'd be hard-pressed to find a bottle of chardonnay this good for anywhere near the price. It had obvious Chablis character - the steely, flinty aspect, crisp, well balanced acidity, and a green apple peel / lime / mineral taste. The color was a lovely light greenish gold.
If it had any shortcomings, it would be that the aftertaste didn't linger on and on. It was decently long, nothing to complain about, but if I had to complain about something that would be the only thing I can think of. This was a great bottle of wine for the price, and definitely worth drinking no matter what the price consideration.