Cathy asked me if I had heard of one of the wines on this table, 2005 Imagine Chardonnay. No. She started reading the back label, about how it was for a charity and then I heard her the words "Chalk Hill". I stopped in my tracks.
Chalk Hill Chardonnay for $5?! What on earth is going on here. So of course, the wino that I am, I had to pick up two bottles for myself., two bottles for the office and talk Cathy into buying two bottles for herself. We asked the nice man behind the counter if he had ever tried this wine, as I was having serious problems grasping that Chalk Hill was only $5. He mentioned they had "a few" bottles come back with crumbled corks.
I put the wine in my wine fridge and made sure it was getting liquid to the cork. Two weeks later, I dove into it.
|2005 Chalk Hill Imagine Chardonnay|
After it was all said and done, Imagine by Chalk Hill is a pretty good wine. I am sure it would have been a hundred times better without the flavors of crumbled cork and Bounty Paper Towel!