When you buy a wine at closeout, you expect to maybe catch some moments of fading glory. With this 2009
Chardonnay (regularly priced $12.99, sale priced $5.99), I've seen many changes over the past several months, but they've all been positive. Initially, I thought the wine was a bit oaky, and it was aged in some new French oak. But whatever oak there was initially has been integrated nicely into the wine, and it's now showing a good range of the Chardonnay fruit salad traits--apple, lime, melon and canned pears. At the price, I bought several; wish I had bought more.