2009 Benovia Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay

14.2% alc., pH 3.48, TA 0.63, 120 cases, $32. Released March 2011. From the Four Brothers Sullivan Vineyard on the western slope of Sonoma Mountain. Whole cluster pressed and fermented with indigenous yeast. 100% MLF. Aged 16 months in 40% new French oak barrels. Old Wente clone. · Tropical fruit spirited with added aromas and flavors of blood oranges, pears, oak spice and vanillin. Not a wine to contemplate, but one to enjoy for its up front charm. Good. Reviewed July 23, 2011

Winery: Benovia Winery
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