This was the first bottle (NW) selected for the evening. This Russian River Chard is pale straw with an apple note on the bouquet with a buttery, gentle spice nose with a touch of vanilla.
In the mouth this wine isn't quite a crisp as I prefer but it sure isn't flabby either. It gives a sweet impression yet it's not sweet and it is a bit understated for a Russian River Chard. It has a lovely texture with a nice pineapple and green apple finish.
(NW) paid $14 for this wine but it was $20 and he got $6 knocked off because the label--the back label--was damaged. For $14, it was a very nice Chard. For $20, it was okay but nothing special. Raise a glass to OTBN.