I received these wines as a sample. Alex Elman has an interesting story. She started off working for Perrier-Jouet, but lost her eyesight from diabetes when she was in her late 20's. That only intensified her sense of smell, and she started out a business sourcing wines and selling them in her own label. As a result, she now has the first wine bottles that I've ever seen that come complete with Braile on the label. Both of these wines retail for around $12-$15.
The Chardonnay wasn't really to my liking; I believe that it went through a fair amount of maloactic fermentation, and although it apparently saw no time in wood at all, featured lots of buttery citrus flavors. Not particularly intriguing unfortunately. For the price, I think there are lots of better white wines out there. D+
The Cabernet fared better. Juicy, with lots of fruit forward cassis, blackberry and plums, framed by a tannic structure. Unfortunately, I think for the price you could do better. One only has to peruse the aisles of Costco for 5 minutes to come up with a similarly priced Cab from Argentina or Chile that has a lot more fireworks. C