With 13.5% alcohol, costing under $14, and scoring an excellent 16 Dionysian points on their scale os a possible 20, the 2007 Terrazas Reserva Chardonnay was grown above 3,900 feet in the Andes Mountains.

It had developed tropical fruits, lime, white peach and some apricot. It was balanced and had a long aftertaste. Very nice for a 13 year-old white.

Served with a chicken dish and it made the basic meal a very special event. It had enough acids to marry nicely with any seafood dinner too.

It a great buy from Mendoza with their new releases, not their Reserva, costing under $9. The name means levels like mountainside terraces. Seek some out and age them at least five years. In Vino Veritas.