2017 Benziger Reserve Chardonnay Los Carneros

Organically grown Chardonnay from Sonoma
2017 Benziger Reserve Chardonnay Los Carneros

Benziger’s Carneros Chardonnay is made from organically grown fruit from one block in the Sangiacomo Vineyard, near Sonoma Creek. the grapes were night-harvested, and after vinification the wine aged ten months in French oak, 25 percent new. It went through full malolactic. Its fragrance is lactic, tropical, citrusy, and the palate is a little bitter Good body and length accentuate flavors of citrus, cream, and rubbed sage. I’d like to age a bottle or two. Right now try it with roasted chicken or pork, grilled salmon or ocean trout, macaroni and cheese. Or pair it with a mixed cheese plate featuring cow’s milk cheeses, from young to aged.

2017 Benziger Reserve Chardonnay Los Carneros

14.1% abv | $30 (sample)

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2 Comments

  • Has the Sangiacomo Vineyard gone organic, or are they just doing that block?

    I visited Benziger back in 1998. They were well ahead of the curve on organic viticulture.

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