Junction Red Card Central Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2015 $19

Four years on from harvest and this little chardonnay is still going strong.  Lighter to medium-styled, it’s leaning into the creamy, cashew-like end of the spectrum, yet still showing peach and hints of citrus in the background.  Soft, juicy and very easy to sip, it’s a good little crowd-pleaser that’s still perky on the palate.  The only thing I don’t like about this wine is the label.  Red and Black do not make for a pleasing look for any white wine bottle.