Original
24 Ratings
Benziger Family Winery Chardonnay Sonoma County
$9.99 USD
Buy Now

Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) The Sangiacomo West Rows are located in “the sweet spot” of Carneros, above the harsh winds originating from the Pacic Ocean. e vineyard is near the Sonoma Creek and benets from loamy soils, unlike the clay consistency of other nearby Carneros vineyards. Chosen as part of a group of select rows and blocks, these Wente clones have unique and consistent characteristics of the loam terrior and the climate of the Carneros region. 2013 was an intense harvest that tested our ability to execute farming practices on time with shortages in manpower. The normal 6-8 week harvest was done in 5, and in some cases we were picking all dierent varietals on the same day, at the same time. It was one of the earlier harvests to start and finish in a decade. Vines started their development quite early because of the dry weather, so, in effect there was plenty of “hang time”.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) With deep hues, this wine shows well-developed, concentrated flavors from the long hang times that this unique growing season allowed. Fragrant honeysuckle and pineapple aromas add depth to this medium-bodied wine. Forward flavors of stone fruits, pear and sweet citrus have softness on the palate.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Buyer
    The 2007 Benziger Sangiacomo Chardonnay evokes flavors of ripe peach, pear and pineapple. Extended barrel aging gives this wine silky smoothness and adds a nuance of oak to the lengthy finish.