The Chariot Gypsy has generated much excitement in previous vintages. Having never tasted the earlier releases, we approached this one with an open mind. The nose is fruity and sweet, with some strawberry, vanilla, and even a little citrus. There’s something soapy, as well. The clean fruitiness follows through to the palate, which is devoid of tannins and slightly acidic. This is not a wine that will knock your socks off; it is not a $50 wine that you can pick up for a tenth the cost (both claims we have seen for previous vintages). It is, however, a good $5 wine.