2020 Benovia Three Sisters Fort Ross Seaview Chardonnay
Ben Dewane and Novian Anderson never met, yet they raised their children with similar old-fashioned values: Surround yourself with good people and let them get to work. And never, ever produce anything that wouldn’t make you proud.
Joe Anderson and Mary Dewane would eventually find each other and marry. Together, they would establish a winery that would make them, and their fathers, proud. The Benovia name pays homage to Ben and Novian Anderson. With a wealth of talents, winemaker Mike Sullivan has become the catalyst for solidly placing Benovia wines in the history books.
From the Fort-Ross Seaview AVA , Benovia describes this wine as “the most Burgundian Chardonnay in our portfolio” which is true to its character. This classic Russian River style of Chardonnay pinpoints a bouquet of field flowers and nutty aromas. There is a framework of yellow apple tart, star fruits and white peach with crushed stones intertwined into a creamy background. It is lively in the mouth and ends with a fresh finish.
By W Peter Hoyne