About Benziger 2019 Chardonnay, Sonoma
The Benziger Family is well known for producing some of the best value, quality wines in Sonoma County. For over thirty years their focus has been on improving the quality of their wines through improved farming techniques. More specifically, through sustainable, organic and biodynamic grape growing. Today they celebrate their 20th anniversary of Demeter Biodynamic Certification at their Sonoma Mountain Estate.
The aim overall is to produce richer, more flavorful grapes for better wines, and this Chard is a prime example. Grapes are sourced from small growers throughout the County. Low-yield fruit with very concentrated flavors. This wine was made with grapes grown by certified sustainable farming methods. All of the fruit was whole-cluster pressed before cold barrel fermentation. They fermented and aged the wine in Hungarian oak barrels for nine months. The traditional practice of batonnage was used to build body, texture and to integrate flavors.
This vibrant and well-developed wine, sourced from Sonoma County, is bursting with mouthwatering fruit and lively acid. Flavors of lemon, apple, pear and apricot pop and engage the palate while subtle, creamy hints of butter and meringue pamper the palate, providing a luscious finish, leaving you refreshed and wanting more.