Russian River Valley Chardonnay "La Pommeraie"
This spectacular vineyard sits along Laguna Ridge at the edge of the Green Valley AVA. Meticulously farmed and planted at a very high density of 2420 vines per acre, the vineyard is planted to Dijon clones 548 and 95. Once a thriving apple orchard, we pay homage to the Martinelli Family and the history of the site by naming the wine ‘La Pommeraie’— French for apple orchard.
This intense and concentrated single vineyard Chardonnay begins with vivid aromas of green papaya, pineapple and citrus blossom.The vibrancy of the wine’s aroma is matched by its opulent texture and layered flavors of candied lemon and dried apricot with a tremendously bright acidity and mineral laden finish. Indigenous yeast fermentation in French oak barrels and extended aging of 16 months on lees has produced a wine with exceptional complexity.
Download the 2013 Product Sheet
Awards and Accolades for Benovia La Pommeraie Chardonnay:
Best of the Best, California Chardonnay by Quarterly Review of Wines
93 points by International Wine Cellar
92 points by the International Wine Cellar
92 points by Connoisseurs' Guide
92 points by Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Named one of the best Chardonnays in America by PinotFile