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2018 Benovia Chardonnay "Russian River Valley"

Benovia 2018 Russian River Chardonnay

Winery: Benovia

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $42

Cases produced: 680

KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: August 17, 2020

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Chardonnay from Benovia is very good. It opens with a lemon-lime bouquet with faint hints of grilled pineapple and cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and approachable. The flavor profile is a tasty apple and pineapple blend with notes of almond, spice, gentle minerality and some toasted oak. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for quite a while. I would pair this Chard with chicken francese. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This 2018 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is bursting with aromas of sun-ripened golden delicious apple, poached pear and marzipan. The palate is filled with dried apricot and white peach, knit together by balanced acidity and a long-complex finish. Barrel fermentation and oak aging for 13 months have added hints of toasted almond, and spice cake to a subtle minerality on the finish.

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