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2003 Barefoot Chardonnay

If you like wines that are a little fruitier than the dry Pinot Grigio, then you might like Chardonnay and the 2003 Barefoot Chardonnay is very well regarded by critics for its taste and value. It's known as being easy to drink, with notes of vanilla, honey, peach and green apple. While it is a blend, it's mostly comprised of Chardonnay grapes, thus the name on the label. It's not the kind of wine you want to age, so go ahead and drink it right away with some cheese, chicken or seafood.

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