Thanks to Wine Authority we are comparing two wines from Chardonnay grapes. one French Burgundy and the other a California Chardonnay. Much discussion and much disagreement including between me and tom. I'm going with the French--it's smoother and more delicate (I know I know that's not like me) while Tom is going for the California- much hardier. Both by the way very good.
French: Rully Premier Cur 2005
California: Lynnar Russian River 2005.
Update: we also tasted two pinot noirs- one from CA (Alma Rosa) and one from Oregon (Lemelson). Unlike the whites there was little disagreement-- the Lemelson was the hands down winner and not just because the winemaker's father was Jerome Lemelson was one of the most prolific inventors ever.
Thanks Able for doing this; it was much fun!