This Chard is a good value again this vintage. It’s crisp and clean, with lemon and grapefruit flavors and a dry, minerally feel. Delicate floral, grass and talc aromas start things off. It’s nice to see a Chardonnay at this price that doesn’t taste like tropical fruit and buttered toast. Imported by USA Wine West.
“Unoaked” oftentimes means “light-bodied,” but this Chard’s no lightweight. It’s actually pretty sizeable, all things considered, with red apple and white stone fruit flavors, and a dry mouthfeel. Its tangy, zippy finish makes the wine. 250 cases produced.
A solid effort in the everyday category, with plummy fruit marked by touches of rhubarb and asphalt. The wine’s best feature may be its plump, tender texture; it does turn tart on the finish. Drink now.