I promptly turned around and returned with a bottle of Clos du Bois Chardonnay. This made my wife happy. And that made me happy!
We had this 2007 Chardonnay the next night. And I had nothing to complain about.
The Clos du Bois isn't too heavy or too light. It's got a faint hint of oak, and a subtle creamy-ness that is off-set by a slightly acidic finish. It only served to compliment our grilled salmon, and did not overwhelm any of the subtle flavors of our meal.
This California grown Chardonnay isn't the greatest I've had, but it's certainly not the worst. It's a good consistent wine and one that I'll always be glad to have.
Price: $$ (about $15)
Clos du Bois
19410 Geyserville Avenue
Geyserville, California 95441
p) 707-857-3100 or 1-800-222-3189