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Description: Bright clear gold in colour with medium+ intensity in the nose.
Positives: Distinct Chard nose with medium toasted oak. The nose shows notes of lemon meringue pie, vanilla, caramelized apple & light minerality. More citric notes on the taste with lemon & orange notes, green apples, vanilla & butterscotch. Medium toasted oak with good acidity, medium to full body, medium+ length & not high in alcohol, which is a nice surprise for a mid level Californian Chard.
Negatives: Some bitterness detected.
Use the larger new world Chard glass vs the smaller old world.
Benziger is an organic winery.
Drink now on its own or pair it with seared sea bass glazed in Chardonnay.
Tasted 13 Oct 11.
Best buy on sale price.
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5+/10 (sale price would be 9.5/10), Total: 17.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5
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