The Private Selection Chardonnay from Mondavi is primarily sourced from graped grown in California's Central coast. I do know that although it's a very large production that they do partially barrel ferment this wine and the rest goes through stainless steel.
On the nose I get lemon pudding, lots of buttery oak, and even a touch of banana peel. It actually has a pretty nice aroma complex that isn't always available in cheaper Chardonnay. It's a bit too oaky for my liking and I tend to gravitate to Central Coast Chard that is on the crisper and fruit driven side.
On the palate the wine shows good balance and some nice acidity. I get pretty standard flavors of apple, melon, citrus, and a good dose of oak and buttered toast on the finish. The alcohol peers through a bit on the finish but not enough to be turned off. It an absolutely serviceable wine that wouldn't offend at the dinner table. 85 points