Monday, October 17, 2005

Benziger Carneros chardonnay'03, Carneros, USA

A full-bodied very oaky chardonnay.

Technical Data:100% Chardonnay fermented and aged in American and French oak barrels for 4 to 7 months depending on which vineyards the grapes are from. 5 different vineyards are used to produced this creamy style Chardonnay. The grapes from each different vineyards are processed separetely ( maceration, fermentation & ageing) then mixed together and bottled.

Description:Straw Yellow color.This fragrant chardonnay shows lots of fruit aromas on the nose such as pear, peach, pineapple and also a light toastiness. On the palate this is a full-bodied yet very supple one with a crisp lingering finish. Same flavors as aromas are shown.

Food Pairings & Service:Fried calamari, scallops in a light curry sauce, crab cakes, filet of sole with almonds, corn chowder, macaroni and cheese or turkey panini. Serve chilled.


Suggested Retail Price:$13.49

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