Good Chard under ten bucks is almost unheard of. This is one of them. And it’s a pretty good wine to serve before, if not with, the Thanksgiving meal.
Now if you’re a real fan of big, sweet, caramel-y, high alcohol Chardonnays you probably won’t be impressed. Because this is a crisp, virtually unoaked, almost Chablis-like wine, with citrus and pineapple aromas and flavors of lemon and a hint of vanilla.
This is not from Burgundy, of course; it’s from the Languedoc-Roussillon in the very southeast, bordering on the Mediterranean, and the wine is classified “Pays d’Oc”. That means, mainly, it’s good table wine from a fairly large region.
And it also is an amazingly good, remarkably inexpensive wine that tastes like it cost about two and a half times what you can buy it for. I just bought a case.