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2007 Benovia Chardonnay "Russian River Valley"

Benovia 2007 Russian River Chardonnay

Winery: Benovia

Vintage: 2007

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: $35

Cases produced: 330

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: June 25, 2009

Wine Review: This Chard just blew us away! If you love California Chardonnay this wine will have you California Dreamin for sure. It is a brilliantly deep yellow color. It opens with an almond and butter like bouquet with a hint of light oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, creamy, and shows excellent balance. The flavor profile is a delicious ripe pear. There are also notes of vanilla, banana, and light oak as well. The finish is dry and lingers nicely. This wine would pair well with lobster or crab cakes with a light cream dipping sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This 2007 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is bursting with aromas of citrus oil, lemon custard and pineapple. The lively aromas are followed by layer after layer of sweet apple and candied pear. Barrel fermentation and oak aging for 14 months have added hints of vanilla bean, roasted hazelnut and smoke to this complex and intriguing wine.

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