Price and quality meet in this impressive but playful Chenin from Shark Trust, a wildlife organization that donates a minimum of 10% of all profits to shark conservation and research. An aroma of apple, lemon and spice and round flavors of spice and fresh fruit give this white a balanced, food-friendly feel. A tongue-coating complexity adds to the appeal.
Great value for the price, with blackberry marmalade, moo shu plum sauce, tobacco, leather and pepper flavors that turn richly tannic and spicy in the finish. Shows lots of elegance and finesse.
Like biting into a peach that isn’t fully ripe, this wine has crunch and accessibility in one. Almond also plays a part, and it smells like a semisweet Vouvray, with lanolin taking center stage. Try with scallops wrapped in bacon: The acidity will cut right through the dish.
This overall good, refreshing Chard is a go-to white for everyday sipping. On the nose, citrus, apples, and fresh Chardonnay fruit leads, and on the palate, straightforward fruit is both elegant and approachable. The finish is substantial. Pair with poultry, seafood, or sip alone.
Shows Lodi’s distinctive hot climate softness and a stewed fruitiness, with loads of blackberry and cherry pie flavor. Yet there’s complexity in the layers and spices. Some of the proceeds go toward shark conservation, hence the name.
A value-oriented brand that makes donations to shark research and preservation, this Chardonnay has front-running pineapple and other tropical fruit flavors that are a touch candied, but not short on intensity. Rounded in the mouth, with a smoky aftertaste.