Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Napa Valley
Soil: Aiken Loam
TA: 5.2 g/L
The fruit for this vintage was sourced from a ten acre vineyard planted at an elevation of 1420 feet in Aiken Loam soil. The vine density is 1815 vines per acre and divided equally among five distinct Chardonnay clones for complexity in the finished wine. Clones Dijon 96, Dijon 76, and Weimer Burgundian Selection provide the abundant flavors, while clones Prosser 15 and Martini 4 provide the the acidity that affords balance and a mineral character. The wine is aged in 30-33% new barrels, sees batonnage for the first three months and
undergoes partial malolactic fermentation.
Our 2013 Twenty Bench Chardonnay showcases a bouquet of pear and fresh stone fruits. Flavors of lightly sweetened papaya and mango co-mingle with aromas of vanilla that linger through the lengthy and balanced finish. Excellent for quaffing on its own or serving with a wide array of dishes from roast chicken or
fish dishes to pasta.
We challenge you to blind taste this wine with Napa Chards at
twice the price and then you will see for yourself
our concept of worth and value.