Ok, not the cheapest, or even the most modestly priced, or even really one of the best value-no-matter-the-budget wines, but this is really good. If you have the money (and we are not talking huge money - about $65-ish retail), and you love deliciously balanced and elegant chardonnay - this is your baby.
Very mellow nose, with just a touch of oak and apple and pear; fleshy, smooth feel on the palate with a bit more oak flavor building, but still well checked; finishes quite elegantly with abundant length. Overall, the wine is balanced and soft, and has lovely acidity under the richness.
Great with food or on its own - I know I could drink a bottle.
Check, Check - Diamond level selection.