Not bad for an everyday Chard at this price. You’ll be surprised by how much real varietal character there is, from the tangerine and apple flavors to the creamy, smoky texture to the spicy, clean finish.
Thank goodness for good, cheap wines like this PG. It’s completely dry, crisp in acidity and palate-stimulating in citrus and jasmine flavors, with a spicy finish. Try with Thai food.
With its distinctive enameled, flowered bottle, this sets out to be a fun party wine. It succeeds with its fresh, flowery, open fruit, enhanced by vanilla, spice and green apple flavors.
Winemaker Ben Riggs’s attempt at bargain-priced Shiraz is a solid effort, offering hints of smoke and dried fruit, but also decent depth and blackberry-black cherry flavors. It lacks the weight and richness of a big boy, finishing slightly peppery and warm (it is labeled at 15% alcohol). Drink now.
There’s a warm, meaty quality to this wine that recalls beef jerky, white pepper and smoked ham backed by cooked plums and sweet spice. It tastes round and slightly sweet and ends with refreshing herbal nuances.