Textbook New World Chard, blending tropical fruit with hints of toasty oak. It’s medium-bodied, with flavors of pineapple and citrus touched with caramel and smoke, ending on a lingering note of grilled pineapple.
This new label’s wines come off an extremely young vineyard and are made by winemaker Mike Just, formerly of Lawson’s Dry Hills. Soft honey, fig and tropical fruit notes are pleasant and the wine seems full and lush on the palate, yet it falls off quickly on the finish.
A bit sweaty and herbal on the nose, but the flavors are riper than that, leaning toward the melon and nectarine side of the Sauvignon spectrum. This wine is lean and a bit minerally in feel, with a clean, fresh finish.