This Dijon clone Chard opens with light floral aromas and then fills the palate with rich, mouth-coating fruit; a mix of green apple, melon and white peach. The acids buoy it and continue through a clean finish. At this stage it is not showing the oak influence as much as the previous vintage; this seems lighter, more elegant and quite pretty.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.