GambalWork Bentrock Chardonnay

Bentrock is naturally a more powerful and rich wine yet is not heavy. Adjectives are dangerous things but if we see Francesca as linear and elegant we can say that Bentrock is explosive, fuller in the mouth but finishes in the same place. Bentrock has a stone fruit personality dominated by ripe peaches and apricots along with a wonderful backbone of acidity that supports and transports these flavors in the mouth. It too is delicious today but should show its full potential in four to six years and perhaps even longer (2021-2024). Read the reviews here
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Grapes Chardonnay
Winery GambalWork
Wine Maker Alex Gambal
Country USA
Region California
District Santa Barbara
Color White
Alcohol 13.2%
Organic Bio-dynamic
Production Method Bentrock Vineyard is located at the southwestern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Its north-facing, rolling hills are routinely exposed to cold ocean breezes. The vineyard ranges from about 400 to 500 feet in elevation and is fairly steep. These elements provide for slow ripening and low yields, ideal for Burgundian style wines. The approximate 92-acre vineyard, (just under 80 Pinot Noir and slightly more than 13 chardonnay) were planted in 2007. The soils are primarily clay, sediment and shale soils with outcrops of diatomaceous earth.
Style Full bodied
Vintage 2016
Ratings/Awards Apstein on Wine - 95 points - read the review on Enthusiast - 95 pointsWine Spectator - 93 points
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