Yeah yeah, I know, there’s no concrete proof (yet) that a mere glass of wine – and a white one at that – is as healthful as a cupful of orange juice. But even if it doesn’t directly keep the doctor away, it can be healthy in other ways too, like helping one unwind at the end of a long day.
So it was with that thought in mind that I pulled the cork on a bottle of Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay 2005. Plus, I was bored and thirsty. A good choice too: I thoroughly enjoyed the initial creamy texture of buttery toast, both in the nose and the mouth feel. As the glass warmed on my table, the aromas softened, giving way to hints of pear and green apple. At around US$10 a bottle (depending where you look, I’ve seen prices range from $9 to $13), it’s a relatively inexpensive wine to relax to on a weekday night.