50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Gris according to the producer web site; 14.1% ABV
Central Coast, CA
$5 at the Richmond, CA, store on 2 June
I bought this wine because I liked the label, period. The back label says nothing about the wine. It’s not something that excited me very much, but it’s tasty enough for the price.
The wine tastes of very ripe Chardonnay: yellow apple and tropical fruit (pineapple, golden kiwi, maybe mango) that that is a little overripe or bruised. If a little stronger, this “bruised” character, which seems close to the oak, would be offensive, but here it’s not too bad. Balancing the ripe fruit is the pear, dry straw and lime / lemon acid of Pinot Gris that is thankfully a good bit less ripe than the Chardonnay. It’s not the most elegant, but it’s full-flavored and quite agreeable with lobster raviolis from the GO.
The next day, the rest in the bottle tastes similarly, but is more smooth and integrated; still at least as tasty as it was the first day.