This was my first Californian Chard and I cannot say I enjoyed it. The nose didn't bring me back to Chardonnay, with melon, peach, somewhere caramelized. Full-bodied, some freshness in the mid-palate but the finish is super heavy - I don't manage to drink more than one glass of this wine and I wouldn't pair it with food despite the big body.
The wine is not bad, the nose is even pleasant, but it's definitely not what I'm looking for!
Tasting date : 01 Mar 2011
Maturity : Mature
Arnaud Steve has discoverd this vintage. 5 years ago