NV Sierra Vista Black Oak Chardonnay

($7.50): A second label wine, made by blending purchased bulk, this is an inexpensive quaffer. Plenty of toasted oak on the nose. Less predominant on the palate, the oak is still present. The fruit does, however, show through. If you’re looking for an inexpensive Chardonnay, and like the oaky style, it’s pretty competitive.

JD (11/99)