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The name says it all with this bottle. My local wine shop has been carrying this for a while now and it’s always stocked in the cooler, which leads me to believe I’m not the only one who thinks it’s fabulous.

This Napa, CA wine smells like vanilla, and oak. When you taste it, it’s ALL butter. Not just any butter, but movie theater buttered popcorn! Really. This is a pretty heavy chardonnay and I would use the word “creamy” to describe the texture. Ok, so maybe it’s not all butter on the palate as there is also that hint of oak and I can even taste a little melon.

I paired this with a pan seared chicken thigh with root vegetables and fig. I wouldn’t say they complimented each other. This wine is so strong, if you’re going to pair it with a meal, I feel like rich dishes with cream sauces and lobster with lemon and butter would be a great match for the Bread and Butter Chardonnay.

At $17 a bottle, this is a great, less expensive alternative to the popular but pricey Rombauer.