Greetings! Well, I won't tell you the embarassing amount of wine bottles in my trash bin, but let's just say it was all justified! What I was craving: a fresh, crisp chardonnay with subtle flavors of citrus balanced by faint notes of spices and oak. So I went to one of my go-to brands for whites, Chateau Ste. Michelle. The wine: 2009 Columbia Valley Chardonnay. Perfect to wash down a light dinner and the stresses of a five-alarm work day.