By: David Othenin-Girard
K&L Staff Member
I hate to say it, but I had some preconceived expectations for this wine. Namely I can't believe that this is boutique-y Sonoma Chard for $20! I really expected there to be something wrong with it because I'm used to selling this for twice the price. That's the start of the good news. What you have here is proper California Chard created with the utmost care. The style here sort of straddles the typical pungent powerful aromatics of Sonoma with plenty of citrus peel, bright orchard fruit, subtle floral elements and a twinge of herbal pithiness. On the palate, where I was expecting tons of oak, you get an elegance and balance that's rarely matched in the $20 price point. Great inviting acidity and a lovely pinch of point mineral balance out the heady oily texture. We're very lucky to be the first stop when great wine makers need to move wine and I'd be hard pressed to find a single customer that wouldn't agree it's a screaming deal.