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Bennett Lane Carneros Reserve Chardonnay 2006

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Wine Spectator Review Rated 93 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Intense, concentrated and full-bodied flavors of floral honeysuckle, pear and fig are shaded by cedary oak, returning to the primary flavors on the long, bubble gum-scented finish. Drink now through 2011. Wine Tasting Notes The wine opens with aromas of ripe Fuji Apple and baked pear tarte with hints of toasted hazelnut and vanillin oak. On the palate, crisp juicy Bartlett Pear flavors are complemented by a touch of barrel fermented nuttiness and luscious ripe fruit. The wine has a rich and long bright clean finish. Drinkable now, yet the lively acidity will allow the wine to age up to five plus years.

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Varietal: Chardonnay
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Bennett Lane Winery:
Follow Napa Valley's Route 29 north to Calistoga, and then keep going just 2 1/2 more miles. You'll arrive at the pinnacle of the Napa Valley - the northernmost wedge where the Vaca mountain range meets the Mayacamas range. Here you will also find Bennett Lane Winery, sitting snugly at the edge of its own well-maintained Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. Owners Randy and Lisa Lynch purchased the pr... Read more
Follow Napa Valley's Route 29 north to Calistoga, and then keep going just 2 1/2 more miles. You'll arrive at the pinnacle of the Napa Valley - the northernmost wedge where the Vaca mountain range meets the Mayacamas range. Here you will also find Bennett Lane Winery, sitting snugly at the edge of its own well-maintained Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. Owners Randy and Lisa Lynch purchased the property only five and a half years ago, but Bennett Lane is already making a splash in wine country with its lush textured Cabernet Sauvignon and a no-nonsense red wine varietal blend called Maximus, composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. The winery has garnered an incredible thirteen 90+ Point Scores from Wine Spectator in four short years. Maximus leads the way in Bennett Lane's quest to produce high quality Napa Valley red wine. The 2002 Maximus was named the Top Value Napa Valley Cabernet for the 2002 vintage by Wine Spectator's James Laube and the 2003 Maximus made a splash with a 90 Point rating from the Wine Spectator. Our newest vintage, 2005 Maximus, was also awarded 90 Points by Wine Spectator and was named an "Outstanding Vallue". The Cabernet Sauvignon program at Bennett Lane has two stars shining, the Napa Valley Cabernet and the Primus Reserve Cabernet. Our 2003 Vintages were both listed among the Top 50 Cabs in Napa for the year, with the Reserve scoring a stellar 93 Points. The 2004 releases followed suit, with a 91 Point Score for the Reserve and 92 Points for our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Our latest release is the 2006 Reserve Cabernet, scoring 92 Points in Wine Spectator. Read less

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Wine Spectator Review Rated 93 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Intense, concentrated and full-bodied flavors of floral honeysuckle, pear and fig are shaded by cedary oak, returning to the primary flavors on the long, bubble gum-scented finish. Drink now through 2011. Wine Tasting Notes The wine opens with aromas of ripe Fuji Apple and baked pear tarte with hints of toasted hazelnut and vanillin oak. On the palate, crisp juicy Bartlett Pear flavors are complemented by a touch of barrel fermented nuttiness and luscious ripe fruit. The wine has a rich and long bright clean finish. Drinkable now, yet the lively acidity will allow the wine to age up to five plus years.

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