2012 Benovia Russian River Valley Chardonnay

13.5% alc., 1,200 cases, $36. Primarily Wente clone from the estate Martaella Vineyard. 70% malolactic fermentation. Aged 16 months sur lie in <30% new French oak barrels. · Light golden straw color in the glass. Aromas of citrus and almond lead to a full-flavored wine featuring flavors of pear, lemon, and apricot with complimentary oak seasoning. Refreshing, with bright acidity and lift. Score: 89. Reviewed December 10, 2014

Winery: Benovia Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir (& Chardonnay)