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2015 Cambria Chardonnay "Benchbreak"

Cambria 2015 Benchbreak Chardonnay

Winery: Cambria

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Benchbreak"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Maria Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 77,500

KWG Score: 90.8 (based on 6 reviews)

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

Review date: December 26, 2017

Wine Review: This lovely golden yellow Chardonnay from the Santa Maria Valley had an interesting bouquet of lemon, pear, roasted nuts, smoke and spice. It was medium to full bodied and a bit creamy with moderate acidity. It displayed complex flavors of grapefruit, nectarine, smoke, oak and brioche that drifted into a long finish. Some mineral and citrus notes also showed up towards the end. I would pair this very good Chard with grilled salmon with lemon dill sauce. – Mark

Winemaker Notes: Ripe fruit, floral and spice aromas dominate the nose of the 2015 Benchbreak Chardonnay. Pink grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, white peach, citrus blossom, and apple flavors are balanced by a bit of wet stone, subtle oak spice and bright acid. This combination results in a fruity, yet savory sensation in the mouth. Try our Benchbreak Chardonnay with shellfish, especially cracked crab withdrawn butter and scallop dishes, or with poultry such as roasted or grilled chicken.

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