99 Cents Store


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99 Cents Store

monkuboy | Jul 12, 2006 05:29 PM

My wife and I went up north for the weekend and stopped in at a 99 cents store in Camarillo. I took a look at the wine section and found they had about three or four cases of 2003 Carmenet chardonnay. The label said it was bottled for Ruth's Chris steak house. I bought a couple of bottles and tried one yesterday. For 99 cents it isn't bad at all. It's a bright yellow gold color, aromas of oak and fruit, and it's the same on the palate - very oaky with apple tones. It even seems a bit astringent at first. The other wines on the shelf were either not interesting or over the hill. I checked the 99 cents store near our house but they didn't have this particular bottling.

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