2013 Benovia Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.35, TA 0.69, 1,580 cases, $36. Released April 2015. Primarily from Martaella Estate Vineyard with some contribution from Zio Tony Ranch. Whole cluster pressed and fermented with indigenous yeast. Aged in 30% new French oak barrels. · Very light golden yellow color in the glass. Similar to the La Pommeraie offering but offering tighter acidity and less fruit generosity. The aromas and flavors feature Granny Smith apple and lemon with a complimentary note of nutty oak. Score: 89. Reviewed November 5, 2015

Winery: Benovia Winery
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