A walk through the park with your first love, but it’s 30 years later and you’re reminiscing about those apple candies you ate as a kid. Proving yet again that the Zuccardi brand does very little wrong, even with their cheaper street-level offerings, this Chardonnay/Viognier blend is a winner. Floral notes on the nose along with sweet apple. In the mouth it shifts to mildly tart apple, and with some typical Chardonnay notes of vanilla taking over the viognier. Having said that, this is better than a standard chard, as there’s none of that annoying butter, and a brighter overall palate. Short finish, easy drinking, might be forgettable later, but while drinking it, it’s great. Paired with fried pork, which worked well. Others in the party loved the stuff.