I was pleasantly surprised by Boschendal's "Le Pavillion" Chardonnay-Semillion, 2004 ($9). In my estimation, this is the perfect under-ten-dollar wine: fresh, crisp, and food-friendly & flexible.
- 80% Chardonnay & 20% Semillon; from South Africa's Boschendal valley
- Lemon-gold color
- Zesty mineral scents along with tart apples & citrus
- Very simple and refreshing in the mouth. Light-bodied with tart flavors
***.5 (3.5 stars out of 5)
An easy going, well-made value-priced wine