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2007 Benovia Chardonnay "La Pommeraie"

Benovia 2007 La Pommeraie Chardonnay

Winery: Benovia

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "La Pommeraie"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $48

Cases produced: 268

KWG Score: 93.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: July 2, 2009

Wine Review: This Chardonnay from Benovia brought some attention to this little known brand at our recent blind tasting. This light yellow colored Chard opens with a toasty honeydew melon like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, shows excellent balance, and smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious light apricot and mango with hints of butterscotch and cashews. The finish is dry and very nicely prolonged. The panel felt this Chard would be quite delightful on its own or with an appetizer like prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Focused aromas of lemon Crème brûlée and Jonagold apple are accentuated by ginger and mineral notes. Intense, concentrated and very powerful this single vineyard Chardonnay is seductively layered and very long. Indigenous yeast fermentation in French oak barrels and extended aging of 14 months on lees has produced a wine with exceptional complexity.

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