Benovia La Pommeraie Chardonnay 2014
WA93+: "The 2014 Chardonnay La Pommeraie offers notes of oyster shells and crushed stones over a core of honeyed apricots, ginger and baking bread, with a waft of butterscotch. Medium-bodied with a tightly-wound palate and wonderful tension, it gives a great intensity of stone fruit and minerally flavors, finishing with a satisfying toastiness." - The Wine Advocate
Benovia produces beautiful Chardonnay and Pinot from a select few vineyards, each with unique soil types. ‘Pommeraie’ is sourced exclusively from the Zio Tony Ranch Vineyard, planted in 1990 by the Martinelli family. The name (apple orchard) is a nod to the origins of the site, which used to be a family orchard. This has a deep core of fruit and wonderful tension. It is a long and layered Chardonnay with old-world minerality and new-world ripeness. Sustainable.