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Benovia Chards Rate High with California Connoisseurs' Guide

 

92 Points | La Pommeraie Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2007

"If a touch tight and less outgoing in the nose, this bottling is limited only by youth, and, however reticent, it still manages to convey a sense of refinement and depth that is confirmed by its precise, slightly layered flavors of apples, sweet cream and toast. Slightly supple feel and moderately full-bodied, it firms as it crosses the palate and closes with a long, cleansing, keenly fruity finish that bodes well for as many as three to four years of further improvement."

91 Points | Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2007

"Sharing the same sense of firmness and fruity vitality that makes the winery's La Pommeraie bottling, this lightly citrusy wine is biased to green-apples with a trim veneer of sweet oak lending a bit of richness. Crisp and clean and insistent with a lengthy, well-fruited finish, it will serve nicely in the near-term with fish filets napped in cream sauce, but promises to gain in complexity for several years."

- By Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, November 2009

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