Bench Chardonnay 2022, Sonoma County, California

Sourced from two vineyards in the Russian River Valley, Fidelis and Bazzano. Fermentation – Whole cluster pressed to tank and cold settled overnight then racked off heavy solids to tank and barrels. The tank was inoculated with proprietary yeast, barrels were allowed to ferment with indigenous flora. ML was arrested to retain a bright, mineral style of wine. Cooperage & Aging: 60% Stainless steel and 40% barrel fermented. “The glass is honey-colored, and there is an immediate aroma of apple blossoms, lemon sweets, and pie crust. Filling and nicely textured. The aromas of salted almond streusel and baked pear are revealed by the bright acidity and minerality, followed by a long, flawless finish.” – Winery