Michael-David Lodi Seven Heavenly 2009 Chardonnay, $13.99-$15.99, 86 points, has a very bright (cold) aroma of lemon/lime and oaky vanilla which carries over to the palate with hints of butterscotch and the oaky vanilla becoming too dominant for my taste.
The medium body is smooth and finishes nicely with spice.
The 14.5 alcohol is nearly unnoticeable.
I've read many reviews on this wine, none of which I can remember except to say that they were all good, but this wine, as with the Chateau St. Jean 2007 Reserve Chardonnay and the Beringer Private Reserve 2008 Chardonnay isn't a buy from me, unless you like very toasty vanilla, and butterscotch (The preference element needs to be considered).
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