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Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2011 Estate Chardonnay

Tonight I’m enjoying the last of the Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2011 Estate Chardonnay.  Jon opened it up the other night, and I was instantly reminded of our smoky trip to Chelan last fall.

On the nose, I picked up aromas of light oak and honey, and the wine is a beautiful butter color.  On the palate, the initial flavor is a tart citrus, not at all what I was expecting after the nose!  When the wine hits the back of your mouth, you get a nice light oak flavor; enough oak to balance out the tart citrus, but not enough to overpower the Chardonnay.

I paired it with some fantastic turkey tacos that Jon made – ground turkey, sauteed cabbage and peppers, and black beans.  Plus all the toppings – shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, olives and tomatoes.  Amazing!