Combining 2 whites today, a 2008 Dona Paula Naked Pulp Series viognier from the mountains of Argentina and a 2009 Clos du Bois chardonnay from the Russian River. The viognier was part of a mixed case; the chardonnay ran me about $14.
This is my first chardonnay in several years actually, as witnessed in part by the fact that I didn't have a chardonnay label here yet. It's not that I don't care for it, I just tend to avoid it since it used to be my Go To white ordering in a restaurant.
This one is in Clos du Bois' Calcaire series. What struck me on the first few tastes was vanilla -- lots of vanilla notes. Also that after a night in the fridge (cork) the rest of the bottle had already lost a lot of the initial notes. The label claims green apple, white peach, mandarin, and spice. I can't distinguish all those in a glass of fruit juice; it seems a stretch catching all of them here, but everyone's palate is different. A nice chardonnay, but as I haven't drunk one in a while, I'm not in a good position to make comparisons at this point.