Riverbench Vineyard & Winery 2011 "Bedrock" Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley

  • Year: 2011
  • Winery: Riverbench Vineyard & Winery
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Region: Santa Barbara County
  • Retail Price: $32.00
  • Sale Price: $28.00

Quantities limited, please call for availability.

This bright Chardonnay invites you in with heady fragrances of pineapple and lemon zest. On the palate, it offers layers of flavor, including honey, orange, and shortbread and a nice crisp finish.

90 points, Wine Enthusiast (July 2012)“…a beautiful, food-friendly offering. First noticed is the brisk acidity that’s like a squeeze of sweet Meyer lemon, brightening the tropical fruit and pear flavors. Then the wine’s intensity and complexity sink in, leading to a long, spicy finish. Pair this with Asian fare.”

Food pairings: Wonderful with spicy foods like Asian or Mexican fare, or with rich cream sauces and gooey runny cheeses.

Only 353 cases were produced. This Chardonnay is wonderful to enjoy now.

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.