Vanilla oak leads on this luscious Chard from Leopard's Leap, and will please anyone with a taste for a more voluptuous white wine. There are also touches of melon here, but it's mostly about the soft oak flavors. Good acidity keeps it from going too far in the wooded direction, and there's an elegant balance overall.
Reviews wines from Greece and Cyprus.
Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa joined Wine Enthusiast in 2006, when she moved from Sonoma, California, to Manhattan. Kostrzewa has written and edited wine, food and travel stories for the past 14 years, and oversees all editorial direction of Wine Enthusiast Magazine and WineMag.com, in addition to the tasting programs. Kostrzewa co-edited the Wine Enthusiast Wine & Food Pairings book and has co-authored numerous books on wine and travel in her career. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org