Here's a California Chardonnay that won't suck green out of your wallet. It's bright color is almost as golden-yellow as the cartoon label on the bottle. There's a bit of oak in this, but not enough to make the price reach the levels of most chards from the golden state.
This bottle costs $8 — no kidding — and could be served weekdays or weekends when friends come to your house for dinner.
There is some citrus and non-red fruit, but the wine is buttery, round and rich in your mouth. The winery says it has a bit of baked-bread taste as well, and we won't argue.