87The aromas of apples and pears baking in a pie waft up from the glass. This is pillow-soft on the palate. All the flavors are just as soft, showing baked fruit, cantaloupe, butter and a bit of vanilla. The finish lingers quite a while. Drink with fried catfish and coleslaw. Recommended. 87 points.

WHO: StickyBeak, by Old Bridge Cellars
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE:  California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $17




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